News in Dementia-Friendly Community

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: Research, Social Determinants of Health, 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: Food & Diet, 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, Intellectual Disability & Dementia, 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: Community Champions, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Spotlight


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: Research, Discoveries Made Possible By You, 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: Community Champions, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Spotlight


March 02, 2023

Dementia Friends Champion Spotlight: Chasity Charette, Community Services Health Educator

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: Community Champions, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Spotlight


February 28, 2023

Dementia Friends Washington - Spring 2023 Update

In fall of 2022, the UW MBWC launched Dementia Friends Washington at the Memory Hub. Learn about our progress since the launch and a new publication on the 2018-2019 pilot of this program.

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


January 27, 2023

Dementia Friends Champion Spotlight: Katie Freeman

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: Community Champions, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Dementia Friends Spotlight, Memory Hub Spotlight