News in Research

May 11, 2021

Adapting Online Support Interventions for Lewy Body Dementia Caregivers

In a new project funded by the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, a multi-disciplinary UW Medicine team will create an online platform for caregivers of loved ones with Lewy body dementia. VOCALE-LBD will enable participants to share their experiences in a supportive space and build problem solving skills to help them in their caregiving and their efforts to stay healthy. 

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Categories: Research, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, Dimensions Spring 2021

May 07, 2021

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

April 29, 2021

New Insights on Preventing Hospitalizations for People Living with Dementia and Diabetes

New results out of the ACT Study reveal higher than recognized rates of hospital visits due to diabetes symptoms for people living with dementia. The researchers suggest that better primary care and health monitoring could prevent many of these health emergencies.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Discoveries Made Possible By You, Caregiving, ADRC News

April 26, 2021

Study evaluates biomarker criteria for assessing Alzheimer’s risk

"This paper highlights the importance of studying not just what we are today calling ‘Alzheimer’s disease’ but also the factors that seem to make people resilient or able to resist cognitive decline and dementia, which are so often seen as inevitable features of aging.”

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Categories: Research, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Precision Medicine, ADRC News

April 21, 2021

Meet Dr. Gary Ferguson: “Lifelong Learner, Wounded Healer”

The Spring 2021 ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series presents: A Conversation with Dr. Gary Ferguson on Traditional Foods, Ways of Healing, and Indigenous Elder Wisdom

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, ADRC News

March 31, 2021

Dublin for Dementia: Maureen Cardosa’s Marathon Effort to Support UW Alzheimer’s Research

Maureen Cardosa is training for the Dublin Marathon to support the UW Medicine Alzheimer's Disease Research Fund, in honor of her mother Rosemary.

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Categories: Research, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News

March 24, 2021

The federal government has launched a new site designed for people living with dementia, a family members, caregivers, health professionals, researchers, or advocates. It's "your destination for dementia information, resources, and research."

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Caregiving, ADRC News

March 12, 2021

ADRC Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: 2021-2022

These awards encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, Social Determinants of Health, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News

March 10, 2021

What is Mild Cognitive Impairment “MCI”? A local neuropsychologist explains.

With public awareness of brain aging and Alzheimer disease risk growing, it’s understandable for adults to wonder whether moments of forgetfulness could be signs of something more serious, such as mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Health care professionals working in the aging field often find themselves faced with questions about this common worry.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Caregiving, ADRC News

February 26, 2021

Meeting the Challenge of Caring for Persons Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners and Caregivers: A Way Forward

National Academies committee provides recommendations for dementia care and caregiving interventions, pointing to collaborative care models. Members of our local community had a hand in its development.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Caregiving, ADRC News