News in Research

November 13, 2017

Bill Gates is “Digging Deep” Into Alzheimer’s Disease

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has had enormous success in reducing childhood morality, partly in collaboration with UW health metrics researchers. Now, Gates is hoping to make a difference in Alzheimer's disease worldwide by investing in innovative research.

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, 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


October 24, 2017

Opening a Dialogue about Dementia

The UW ADRC outreach team aims to bring culturally responsive clinical care and avenues to research participation to urban Native American communities.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


October 16, 2017

FTD Spotlighted at National Dementia Care Summit

Our community partner, the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, gave a voice to the many families dealing with younger-onset FTD dementia, the new FTD Economic Burden Study, and huge research momentum.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, FTD Disorders, ADRC News


October 09, 2017

The Tiny Worm Driving UW Alzheimer’s Research

“Powerful.” “Fantastic.” “Cute.” “Rad.” “Far out.” This is how UW Alzheimer's researchers have been overheard talking about the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans. Why do they love this 1-mm creature?

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Categories: Research, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


September 21, 2017

Garden Walkers

A reflection on benefits of nature and horticultural therapy-inspired activities for the human body, mind, and spirit.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Art, ADRC News


September 18, 2017

Native Knowledge

Addressing Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Precision Medicine, ADRC News


September 05, 2017

Dancing to Remember

One man's creative quest to support Alzheimer's disease research invites us to take a 'twirl' through the science of brain healthy activities

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Art, ADRC News


July 26, 2017

Dr. Dirk Keene Comments on Largest Study of CTE in Football Player Brains, KOMO NewsRadio [Full Transcript]

The implications, caveats, and take aways from findings that 99% percent of NFL player donated brains show neurodegenerative disease on autopsy.

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


July 12, 2017

Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

At the UW ADRC, DelBene learned about how federal funding supports patients and families, access to cutting-edge brain imaging, and training in geriatrics for medical residents and doctors.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Dementia-Friendly Community, Precision Medicine, ADRC News