News in Social Determinants of Health

August 01, 2022

Participate in SHARP: Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-Imagery

Participate in SHARP Seattle, a culturally engaging walking and brain health program that aims to improve cognitive health among older African Americans with ties to Seattle's Central District.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health


March 17, 2022

Creating connections with the African American community to find the best ways to assess cognitive aging and mental health during a pandemic

After seeing how the pandemic limited access to health care, Dr. Debby Tsuang worked to find the best ways to remotely assess cognitive and mental health symptoms in African Americans. A new project, funded by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, aims to pave the way towards more inclusive and representative diagnosis and research.

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Categories: Research, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC News


June 30, 2021

A Day of Community Outreach with POCAAN

We took part in the Immunity in Community Wellness Fair, held by POCAAN (People of Color Against AIDS Network) and Seattle & King County Public Health on Friday, June 25 on Rainier Ave.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, Caregiving, ADRC News


June 14, 2021

The Intersection of LGBTQ Identity and Dementia

By raising awareness about the unique issues this community faces and increasing cultural competency in health care, providers can increase the quality of life of queer folks experiencing memory loss.

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, ADRC News


May 11, 2021

The Power of Caregiver Advocacy: A Grassroots Effort to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Access For Vulnerable Older Adults

Read about the community collective who pushed for more equitable vaccine access for Seattle's refugee and immigrant communities, especially older adults and caregivers who live at home.

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Categories: Social Determinants of Health, Caregiving, Community Champions, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News, Memory Hub News


May 07, 2021

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

The SHARP study aims to forestall memory loss through walking and reminiscing in Portland's historically Black neighborhoods, led by Raina Croff, PhD, of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Now, we are working with an amazing team to pilot the program in Seattle!

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Categories: Research, Social Determinants of Health, Community Champions, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News, Memory Hub News, Dementia-Friendly Community


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, Q&A, ADRC Indigenous Aging Brain Health Series, Social Determinants of Health, 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, Dimensions Spring 2021, ADRC News


November 29, 2020

Prescriptions for Prevention of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Exploring the most impactful take-home lessons of the Adult Changes in Thought study about dementia prevention and risk factors

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Categories: Research, Clinical Care, Adult Changes in Thought Study, Food & Diet, Parkinson’s Disease/ Lewy Body Dementia, Social Determinants of Health, ADRC History, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC 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: Research, Clinical Care, Profiles, Social Determinants of Health, LGBTQ, ADRC History, Discoveries Made Possible By You, ADRC News