Project ECHO® Dementia

Welcome to the Memory and Brain Wellness Center's Project ECHO Dementia (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Hosted at the Memory Hub, Project ECHO Dementia is a learning model in which front-line care providers from around WA State meet in a web-based virtual conference room with an interdisciplinary panel of experts in memory loss and dementia. A brief 15-minute didactic is followed by an hour of case-based learning where everyone at the table is both a teacher and a learner.

All Primary and Allied care providers are welcome. If you support patients living with memory loss or dementia, there is a place for you at the table. If you are interested, please complete this form to be considered to be added to the Project ECHO Dementia Invitation List.



How Do I Participate?

If you are interested, please complete this form to be considered to be added to the Project ECHO Dementia Invitation List.

Already a Participant?

 Sign up to Deliver a Case Presentation at an upcoming ECHO session


Didactics Schedule & Recordings - 2024

May 10, 2024 Non-Pharmacological Treatment of MCI & Dementia Presenter: Dr. Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD

May 24, 2024 Palliative Care and Hospice for Persons with Dementia Presenter: Dr. Mimi Pattison, MD

Apr 12, 2024 Community Resources for Dementia Patients and Families Presenter: Marigrace Becker, MSW

Apr 26, 2024 Advance Care Planning Presenter: Dr. Barak Gaster, MD, FACP

Feb 9, 2024 Dealing with Difficult Behaviors Presenter: Dr. Veronika Zantop, MD

Feb 23, 2024 Dementia Prevention and Modifiable Risk Factors Presenter: Dr. Nancy Isenberg, MD, MPH, FAAN / Massachusetts General Hospital DGIM Healthy Lifestyle Program Presenter: Jacob Mirsky MD, MA, DipABLM

Jan 12, 2024  Diseases Causing Dementia, Masquerading Conditions, and Red Flags Presenter: Dr. Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD, MS

Jan 26, 2024 Dementia, Comorbidities and Delirium Risk Prevention through Team ManagementPresenter: Dr. Carrie Rubenstein, MD


Didactics, case discussions & ongoing mentoring help participants master:

> Best practices around prevention and risk reduction, early detection and diagnosis, communicating a diagnosis, pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, deprescribing, management of comorbidities and behavioral symptoms.

> Billing code accuracy to ensure efficient documentation and appropriate compensation.

> Advance care planning guidelines, managing care transitions, family resources & supports.



Our interdisciplinary team of specialists

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD. Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Neurology, UW, ECHO Co-Lead

Nancy Isenberg, MD, MPH, FAAN. Neurologist, Swedish Neuroscience Institute, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, UW, ECHO Co-Lead

Karen Clay, MSW. Clinical Social Worker, Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW

Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD. Neurologist, Associate Professor Neurology, UW

Barak Gaster, MD. General Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine, UW

Trang Le, PharmD. Pharmacist, Overlake Senior Health Clinics, Overlake Hospital

Carolyn Parsey, PhD. Neuropsychologist, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UW

Mimi Pattison, MD, FAAHPM. Regional Medical Director, CHI Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care



Clinics, providers, patients and their families all benefit

CLINICS improve workflow, charge capture and efficiency.

PROVIDERS master complexity, benefit from peer engagement, earn up to 30 CMEs.

PATIENTS receive improved access to expert care locally, avoid costly trips to specialists.



When do sessions take place?

Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 12:15pm-1:30pm.


How often do I have to attend, and do I need to present cases?

All participants are encouraged to present one case per month.


What if I have follow-up questions?

Case presenters are welcome to reach out to Drs. Rhoads and Isenberg via email or cell phone at any time to follow up on specifics of the presented case.