News in Dementia-Friendly Community

January 26, 2024

Team Spotlight: Katie Zeitler, MBWC Program Manager of Dementia Friends

Katie will manage and continue to support the expansion of the much-needed public outreach and awareness program throughout Washington state.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Memory Hub Spotlight


October 05, 2023

A Caregiver Goes to the Opera

Family dementia caregiver Randi Luoto received a grant from Road Scholar to embark on an educational adventure in New York City, a creative twist on taking some caregiver respite.

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Categories: Community Stories, Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Programs


June 30, 2023

Brain Health Block Party Brings Community Together on First Hill: Recap

"The day was spectacular!" Seven sites celebrated a variety of fun, easy ways to promote brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life.

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Categories: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Dementia Friends, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month


June 05, 2023

Social Connection and Brain Health

Research shows that people who are more socially connected live longer and have better physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes. Social isolation, on the other hand, can lead to poorer health outcomes. We break down the reasons why social connection and engagement have such a big impact on our cognitive health.

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Categories: Science Updates, Resources, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


June 01, 2023

Brain Health Block Party on June 21st!

You’re invited to celebrate Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June! Join your First Hill neighbors for our first annual Brain Health Block Party. From 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, stop by any site to enjoy an outdoor brain-healthy activity such as bike-powered smoothie making, games and more. 

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Categories: Resources, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends


May 31, 2023

Recap: An afternoon of resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who have dementia

Our first I/DD & Dementia Dialogue on May 13th was a wonderful afternoon of connection, meaningful engagement, and resources for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have dementia, alongside family and professional caregivers. 

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Categories: Caregiving, Resources, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Programs


April 21, 2023

Dementia Friends Spotlight: Misty Eberspecher, Independent Living Program Manager at Housing Resources Bainbridge

Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly.

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Categories: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends


April 14, 2023

Pay Attention for Fall Prevention!

We can all help prevent falls for people living with dementia. Dementia Friends—people who have taken a dementia awareness training—offer some tips to help protect our loved ones from fall-related injuries.

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Categories: Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends


April 06, 2023

Support Exciting Projects Today on Husky Giving Day!

Today, April 6th, is Husky Giving Day, the University of Washington’s 24-hour online giving challenge. Join us to support special projects that help the Memory Hub and UW Alzheimer's research, two defining endeavors of our Center.

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Categories: Science Updates, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


March 29, 2023

Dementia Friends Champion Spotlight: Anessa Boyer, Planning Coordinator at Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly.

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Categories: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends