News in Dimensions - Spring 2022

February 18, 2022

Group Haiku by the Gathering Place

Members of the Gathering Place collectively wrote these haikus to describe some of their most salient experiences receiving medical care and the challenging emotions that arose for them through their experiences living with dementia.

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Categories: Clinical Care, Dimensions - Spring 2022, Art


January 28, 2022

Do Microglia Cells Hold the Key to Understanding Personal Genetic Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease?

A team led by ADRC's Jessica Young, PhD and Suman Jayadev, MD are working to document how the biology of microglia and neurons is disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease patients. The researchers want to understand how an individual’s genetic background influences their own disease process, and ultimately, how they may respond to targeted treatments.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News


January 20, 2022

Takeaways from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

Dr. Angela Hanson, MD, researcher and geriatric physician at UW MBWC, reports on what she learned at the Alzheimer’s International Conference 2021, including the effects of COVID-19 on the brain, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, the MIND diet to improve brain health and prevent dementia, and promising therapeutics in testing.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News


December 30, 2021

Discoveries Made Possible By You

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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Categories: Research, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News


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, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News, Dementia-Friendly Community


November 28, 2021

Homespun comfort: My fidget apron project

By Emi Takayama, Junior, Lakeside High School and MBWC fall intern

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Categories: Caregiving, Community Champions, Dimensions - Spring 2022, ADRC News, Art