News in Science Updates

July 12, 2023

Free Brain Health and Community Resource Fair hosted by the UW ADRC / Feria gratuita de Recursos Comunitarios y Salud del Cerebro

Second Brain Health and Community Resource Fair at the El Centro de la Raza’s Centilia Cultural Center, Saturday August 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm! This free event will be geared towards Spanish and/or English-speaking Latino or Hispanic adults that are 55 years old or older.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


July 07, 2023

What the FDA Approval of Lecanemab Means for Patients and Families: A Q&A with MBWC Clinicians

Our team would like to share some information about the FDA fully approved drug lecanemab (brandname Leqembi) with our patients and community.

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Categories: Science Updates, New FDA Drug Approvals, Care & Treatment , News


June 29, 2023

Healthy Brain Initiative Releases New HBI Road Map

Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Road Map for Public Health, 2023-2027 provides public health officials throughout the nation with a set of strategies to promote brain health and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers. MBWC's Barak Gaster, MD, FACP, Director of Cognition in Primary Care Program and UW Professor of Medicine served as a member of Leadership Committee to help develop this new edition of the HBI Road Map.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , News


June 23, 2023

Brain Health Tips & Resources: Get moving!

This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about staying physically active for brain health and wellness. In whatever way is safe for you, try and engage in a physical activity every day - like walking in nature, dancing, or low-impact chair exercises.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Nature, Programs


New Clues to Alzheimer’s Emerge in a Study of the Brain’s Immune Cells

New ADRC study shows some human microglia react to Alzheimer's disease and could potentially be targeted by a future treatment.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


June 13, 2023

Tips for Brain Health: Sleep Awareness

UW Medicine experts in sleep and brain health share their tips to help you get restful and restorative sleep at night.

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Categories: Science Updates, Care & Treatment , Caregiving, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month


June 11, 2023

Advances in Alzheimer’s Research: Harmonizing and Calibrating Memory Scores

In what Paul Crane, MD, MPH, calls a ‘Hello World” methods paper, a UW team shares the results of a major effort to make it easier for researchers to leverage data from multiple studies of older adults.

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Categories: Science Updates, News


June 07, 2023

Tips for Brain Health: Staying Socially Engaged

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Each week, the Memory and Brain Wellness Center team will share information on brain health! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through staying socially engaged.

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Categories: Science Updates, Resources, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Dementia Friends


June 05, 2023

Social Connection and Brain Health

Research shows that people who are more socially connected live longer and have better physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes. Social isolation, on the other hand, can lead to poorer health outcomes. We break down the reasons why social connection and engagement have such a big impact on our cognitive health.

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Categories: Science Updates, Resources, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Dementia-Friendly Community


May 31, 2023

Tips for Brain Health: Food for Brain Health and Wellbeing

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through food choices.

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Categories: Science Updates, Brain Health, News, Brain Health Awareness Month, Memory Hub Spotlight