News in Dementia-Friendly Community

November 09, 2017

Beyond Seattle, Residents Bring Dementia-Friendly Initiatives to Their Neighborhoods

“That’s great Seattle has all these dementia-friendly programs, but what about in our area?” It's a common question, so the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center spent the last year developing and testing a model that new communities can use to start their own dementia-friendly programs.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, ADRC News


September 21, 2017

Garden Walkers

A reflection on benefits of nature and horticultural therapy-inspired activities for the human body, mind, and spirit.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, ADRC News


July 12, 2017

Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

At the UW ADRC, DelBene learned about how federal funding supports patients and families, access to cutting-edge brain imaging, and training in geriatrics for medical residents and doctors.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


July 08, 2017

Ride4Alzheimer’s Live Blog: Stories From the Road

Follow the twists and turns of the father-daughter motorcycle tour to spread positive messages about living with Alzheimer's.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News


June 16, 2017

Food for Thought with Alzheimer’s Advocate Chef Madison Cowan

Chef Madison Cowan wielded his star power to support Alzheimer's awareness and research and shared his tips for brain-healthy eating.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Food & Diet, ADRC News


May 25, 2017

The Alzheimer’s Talks Debut

Michael Reagan shared humanizing portraits of his father President Reagan, the lessons he learned from his family's experience with dementia, and his hopes for research funding.

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Categories: Research, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


May 03, 2017

One Woman’s Way to Inspire Dementia-Friendly Spirit

At 'Rock the House,' local residents came together to allay stigma and empower people living with memory loss.

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Categories: Dementia-Friendly Community, FTD Disorders


April 17, 2017

Highlights of the 2017 Discovery Conference

The day featured new perspectives on memory loss, research updates, dementia-friendly community building, and advances in treating aging veterans with PTSD.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Food & Diet, ADRC News


March 02, 2017

Alzheimer’s Discovery Conference 2017 - A Sneak Peek

On April 7th, the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center will join other experts to shed light on research progress, dementia-inclusive community engagement, and non-Alzheimer's disease dementias.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, ADRC News