News in Dementia-Friendly Community

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


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: Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends


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: Science Updates, 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: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends, Memory Hub Spotlight


January 09, 2023

The Memory Hub now welcomes visitors during public hours

At the Memory Hub, a variety of resources and enjoyable activities are offered for people with memory loss, their caregivers and families. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 10, the public will be welcomed to use Memory Hub resources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays.

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Categories: Caregiving, Dementia-Friendly Community


January 06, 2023

Dementia Friends Champion Spotlight: Seton FitzMacken

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, Memory Hub Spotlight


November 28, 2022

Making Spirits Merry and Bright: A Care Partner’s Approach to Creating Joyful Holidays

Community educator Patti LaFleur shares her approach to creating joyful holidays with her late mother. They always found ways to celebrate and enjoy the season together by focusing on living in the moment, setting boundaries, and planning ahead for specific holiday events. 

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Categories: Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


November 17, 2022

Seattle Channel’s CityStream Visits the Memory Hub for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

CityStream spoke with Dr. Thomas Grabowski to shine a light on all the resources and education offered at our community center for people living with memory loss and their family members.

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Categories: Care & Treatment , News, Dementia-Friendly Community


November 07, 2022

The Diversity Within Dementia podcast features local and UW MBWC experts!

The Diversity in Dementia Podcast hosted by Gentle Generations explores the different facets of Alzheimer's and dementia with experts from many different fields. Many of their invited guests are familiar voices at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Alzheimer's Research Center, and the WA State Dementia Action Collaborative!

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Dementia Friends