News in Dementia-Friendly Community

November 29, 2021

Indigenous perspectives on dementia and dementia-friendly communities

Takeaways from 'Indigenous perspectives on dementia and dementia-friendly communities', a panel discussion at the Memory and Brain Wellness Center’s Collaborating for a Dementia-Friendly Washington: Expanding Possibilities Conference.

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Categories: ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


May 28, 2021

The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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


May 20, 2021

What’s In the Works at the Memory Hub: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes!

A space for community, collaboration and impact has never felt more vital.

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Categories: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, Nature


May 07, 2021

Building a Culturally Engaging Brain Health Program for African American Communities, One Step at a Time

The SHARP study aims to forestall memory loss through walking and reminiscing in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods, led by Raina Croff, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Now, we are working with an amazing team to pilot the program in Seattle!

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Categories: Science Updates, Black History Month, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


April 22, 2021

A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, Caregiving, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


March 24, 2021

Dementia-Friendly Activities – Virtually!

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of opportunities for people with memory loss and their families to stay socially, physically and cognitively active has shifted dramatically. Read about how the MBWC shifted events to a virtual format and how everyone can now access local virtual dementia-friendly programs.

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Categories: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Nature


January 25, 2021

On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity: You’re Invited

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center joins the Frye Art Museum and Aging Wisdom in presenting "On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity," a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

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Categories: News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


June 29, 2020

Healing Hearts through the Power of Music

Today, we celebrate Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of Seattle for extending joy to the memory loss community through song.

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Categories: Community Stories, Black History Month, News, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art


June 28, 2020

A Voice For Seattle’s Seniors

Today, we celebrate Brenda Charles-Edwards, a local businesswoman, senior advocate, and Dementia Champion.

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Categories: Black History Month, News, Dementia-Friendly Community


May 12, 2020

Wicked Diseases, Advocacy, and Gifts, Oh My! 

My Journey from Disease into Advocacy powered by P.R.I.S.M and P.U.S.H. By community member Kevin Kvarda 

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