News in Team Spotlights

January 26, 2024

Team Spotlight: Katie Zeitler, MBWC Program Manager of Dementia Friends

Katie will manage and continue to support the expansion of the much-needed public outreach and awareness program throughout Washington state.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, News, Dementia Friends, Dementia-Friendly Community, Memory Hub Spotlight

November 30, 2023

Remembering Dr. Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (1962-2022)

Our team had the privilege of working with the late Ka’imi Alohilani Sinclair (Western Cherokee) to create educational resources about Alzheimer’s disease and research, along with others at Washington State University's IREACH.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, News

November 28, 2023

Getting to Know: Michael Rosenbloom, MD

Michael Rosenbloom, MD is a behavioral neurologist and the director of clinical trials for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center at the UW ADRC

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Categories: New FDA Drug Approvals, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, News

October 31, 2023

Meet Samantha Lafontaine, MBWC program manager for Project ECHO Dementia

Samantha Lafontaine is the new MBWC program manager for Project ECHO Dementia, a virtual clinic and telementoring program that brings together care providers from across the state to discuss case studies and best practices in diagnosis, care, treatments, and research.

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Categories: Team Spotlights, Resources, News, Memory Hub Spotlight

September 25, 2023

Spotlight on Dr. Jeanne Gallée and the Role of Speech-Language Services in Dementia Care

“I would say the role of a speech language pathologist is to untap someone's functional communication abilities and allow them to express themselves in ways that leave them feeling successful,” says speech-language pathologist Jeanne Gallée, PhD, CCC-SLP, a new ADRC co-investigator and trainee in the ADRC Research and Education Component.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, Resources, News

December 31, 2022

Remembering George M. Martin, MD, UW ADRC’s Founding Director

The ADRC leadership is saddened to share the news that George M. Martin, MD, Professor Emeritus, UW Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, passed away on December 17 at the age of 95. At the UW, where he has been a faculty member since 1957, he devoted his career to the development of genetic approaches to the study of aging and age-related diseases.

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Categories: Science Updates, Team Spotlights, News

January 11, 2022

Get to Know Astrid-Suchy-Dicey, Epidemiologist and Notable Woman in STEM

Washington STEM features a Q&A with Astrid Suchy-Dicey, UW ADRC Investigator and WSU epidemiologist, about her education and career path. Dr. Suchy Dicey works to better understand how a wide variety of factors, from educational to economic, impact minority communities.

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Categories: Science Updates, Team Spotlights, News

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, Art, Dementia-Friendly Community

November 29, 2020

An Interview with the ADRC’s Founding Director

George Martin, MD, Emeritus Professor of UW Pathology, has led a long and productive career at the University of Washington, where he received his BS and MD degrees and has been a member of its faculty since 1957. He shares memories, fascinating insights about evolutionary biological theories of aging and genetics, and his hopes for the field of Alzheimer’s disease research.

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Categories: Science Updates, Team Spotlights, News

Untangling the Knot: The Far-Reaching Legacy of Non-Pharmacological Interventions and Caregiving Programs at the Early UW ADRC

Non-pharmacological approaches to dementia care, known collectively as the Seattle Protocols, stand as one of the historical legacies of the ADRC and parallel efforts that have had the farthest reach into the most intimate and difficult parts of people’s lives.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Team Spotlights, News