News in Q&A

July 31, 2020

New Lancet Commission report gives latest recommendations for preventing dementia

At AAIC 2020, an international group of researchers announced new additions to an authoritative list of dementia risk factors. Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, ADRC Associate Director and Senior Investigator at Kaiser Permanente WA Health Research Institute gives his perspective on the growing knowledge about preventative risk factors and prevention strategies in early, mid, and later life.

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Categories: Adult Changes in Thought Study, Research, Q&A, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


June 15, 2020

Q & A on field of Alzheimer’s research with Dr. Thomas Grabowski

The UW ADRC, started in 1985, was just awarded $15 million over five years to continue our federally supported work. The UW Medicine news team checked in with Center director Dr. Thomas Grabowski, a professor of UW Radiology and Neurology, on the field of Alzheimer’s research and brain health.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


June 03, 2020

Aging with Pride: IDEA - An Interview with UW Professor Dr. Karen Fredriksen Goldsen

This interview explores the creation of the first ever dementia intervention tailored to address the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults living with memory loss and their caregivers.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Profiles, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


May 21, 2020

Sweeping Aside the Clouds: The Wisdom behind Indigenizing Evidence-Based Health Programs for Elders

Becky Bendixen is a Tribal Program Specialist at the Northwest Regional Council and the co-creator of the health intervention program Wisdom Warriors. She generously shares the story driving her passion to improve the health and wellbeing of Elders and of Native communities more broadly. It is one of heartbreak, healing, and the power of connecting to Unangam traditional culture and dance.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Art, Profiles, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


April 23, 2020

Dimensions Magazine - Spring 2020 is Here!

Our Center's twice-yearly publication offers articles, highlights, virtual resources, and big announcements!

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Q&A, Art, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Memory Hub, ADRC News, Memory Hub


December 17, 2019

Decade-long research study reveals a new genetic target for fighting Alzheimer’s and FTD pathology

In the wake of disappointments over clinical trials targeting amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers are focusing more attention on misfolded tau protein, another culprit in brain diseases that cause dementia. New UW research finds that targeting abnormal tau through the suppression of a gene called MSUT2 shows promise.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


July 10, 2018

Questions swirl around CTE brain disease and research

Is there a link between CTE and head trauma? What is the effect of CTE on behavior and suicide risk? Can CTE be diagnosed in living people? ADRC's Dr. Dirk Keene has the answers. [VIDEO]

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


June 26, 2018

The Herpes Virus - Alzheimer’s Link: A Q&A with Dr. Christine Johnston

A virologist's perspective on the possible link between common herpes viruses and Alzheimer's disease - and what it means for our health.

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Categories: Research, Q&A, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


January 05, 2018

Transforming Dementia Care and Planning

Barak Gaster, MD, has spent 20 years developing meaningful solutions for prevalent and difficult issues in primary care. Now he is preparing family physicians to better identify signs of cognitive decline, fully engage in dementia care, and help everyone plan for future medical decisions.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Q&A, ADRC News


November 09, 2017

“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