Calendar

November

  • Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia (Online or Phone)

      Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called “Zoom.” Facilitated by program manager Marigrace Becker. Join for just one session, or multiple.

  • Wellness Wednesdays: The Creative Brain - A Guide to Arts Exploration for People with Memory Loss and Care Partners

      Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 1:00pm

      The creative arts play a vital role in healthy aging and hold great potential for people with memory loss. In this talk, join geriatrician, Dr. Lee Burnside, as he explores ways to tap into this potential. Consider arts-based resources and discover how to incorporate creative engagement into your daily life as a person with memory loss or care partner.

  • Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia (Online or Phone)

      Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called “Zoom.” Facilitated by program manager Marigrace Becker. Join for just one session, or multiple.

  • Wellness Wednesdays: Memory Loss, Dementia and the Holidays: Planning for a Positive Experience

      Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 1:00pm

      Presented by: Pamela M. Dean, PhD, ABPP

  • Memory Loss: A Guide to Next Steps

      Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 2:00pm

      Have you recently been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia? In this online intro session, get your questions answered by an expert panel and go home with a copy of our Living with Memory Loss handbook. Register 2 days before program you would like to attend.

  • Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia (Online or Phone)

      Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called “Zoom.” Facilitated by program manager Marigrace Becker. Join for just one session, or multiple.

  • Wellness Wednesday: Spirituality: A Powerful Tool

      Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 1:00pm

      In this session, life coach, Sandy Powers, will discuss the importance of developing your “spirituality muscle” and learning how to use it in day-to-day life to find more peace and joy.

  • Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia (Online or Phone)

      Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called “Zoom.” Facilitated by program manager Marigrace Becker. Join for just one session, or multiple.

  • Coffee Chats for persons with memory loss/dementia (Online or Phone)

      Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 10:00am

      Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called “Zoom.” Facilitated by program manager Marigrace Becker. Join for just one session, or multiple.

What's on this Calendar?

Programs for People Living with Memory Loss

Alzheimer's Café - Every second Tuesday from 2 – 3:30 p.m., join the Frye Art Museum and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center for an uplifting time of social connection for people with memory loss and their families. A unique opportunity for people living with dementia, their care partners, family, and friends to enjoy companionship, good food, live music, and fun in a relaxed environment. A free program. Note: This program is currently on hold due to COVID, but we aim to restart it in the near future.

Memory Loss: A Guide to Next Steps - Have you recently been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia? Join us for this introductory class. Get your questions answered by an expert panel including peer mentors who share strategies for living well with memory loss, and a medical provider from the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center.  Learn more about the resources in our handbook, Living With Memory Loss, and some helpful websites. You'll leave feeling encouraged and more confident for the road ahead. A free program.

Memory Navigator Drop-in Services - Looking for information or support for the memory loss journey? At the Memory Hub, an Alzheimer’s Association care consultant acts as “Memory Navigator,” offering appointments two days per week during open hours. Discuss the kinds of memory loss resources you’re looking for, and discover what may be available in your community to help you thrive.

Elderwise Day Program - The Elderwise adult day program provides a structured program of arts, exercise, discussion and shared community for people with dementia, while providing respite for caregivers. The program welcomes up to eight participants each day with a team of two program facilitators, creating an intimate social group of friends. With an inclusive philosophy, new people are always welcomed into the community. Elderwise operates two days per week at the Memory Hub. *Individual events for this program are not listed on this calendar; Please visit link to learn more or get involved.

Resource and Education Days - The UW MBWC offers education and support events for people and families navigating particular kinds of dementia diagnoses. In 2022 our events are taking place online using Zoom.

Tech Tuesdays - The Tech Lab at the Memory Hub features regular hands-on consumer technology demonstrations for people with memory loss and care partners, and trainings to learn how technology can promote social connection, emotional and physical wellness, and independent living. We will maintain a library of devices, such as tablets, smart speakers, virtual reality headsets, and more.

Virtual Coffee Chat - Make a cup of coffee or tea and join others living with memory loss or dementia for an informal online social group.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called "Zoom." Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Join for just one session, or multiple.

Wellness Wednesdays - We are pleased to partner with the Alzheimer's Association to offer Wellness Wednesdays, a free bi-monthly webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us from 1 - 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and enjoy dynamic speakers to help you thrive on your memory loss journey.

Garden Discovery Walks - Monthly nature experiences for people living with memory loss, and their family and friends. Enjoy a seasonal exploration of Maude's Garden at the new Memory Hub, followed by a creative, nature-inspired activity. Offered in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, with generous support from Family Resource Home Care.

Programs for Caregivers

Alzheimer's Café - Every second Tuesday from 2 – 3:30 p.m., join the Frye Art Museum and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center for an uplifting time of social connection for people with memory loss and their families. A unique opportunity for people living with dementia, their care partners, family, and friends to enjoy companionship, good food, live music, and fun in a relaxed environment. A free program. Note: This program is currently on hold due to COVID, but we aim to restart it in the near future.

Dementia Training for Family Caregivers - Dementia Training for Family Caregivers is an online course designed to be taken at your own pace, through reading and watching videos. This no-cost course includes five, hour-long modules. You also meet weekly with a facilitator who provides individualized coaching. The course follows the Evidence-Based STAR-Full Life curriculum developed for use by Full Life Care.

Memory Loss: A Guide to Next Steps - Have you recently been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia? Join us for this introductory class. Get your questions answered by an expert panel including peer mentors who share strategies for living well with memory loss, and a medical provider from the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center.  Learn more about the resources in our handbook, Living With Memory Loss, and some helpful websites. You'll leave feeling encouraged and more confident for the road ahead. A free program.

Memory Navigator Drop-in Services - Looking for information or support for the memory loss journey? At the Memory Hub, an Alzheimer’s Association care consultant acts as “Memory Navigator,” offering appointments two days per week during open hours. Discuss the kinds of memory loss resources you’re looking for, and discover what may be available in your community to help you thrive.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Taking care of your own needs is essential for the caregiving journey, but how do you find the time or energy? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to help you care for yourself while you care for a loved one. Learn about effective communication, making challenging decisions, moving through difficult emotions, getting connected to helpful resources, and more. A free program; offered online or by phone via Zoom. Contact us to be added to the list for future sessions.

Resource and Education Days - The UW MBWC offers education and support events for people and families navigating particular kinds of dementia diagnoses. In 2022 our events are taking place online using Zoom.

Tech Tuesdays - The Tech Lab at the Memory Hub will feature regular hands-on consumer technology demonstrations for people with memory loss and care partners, and trainings to learn how technology can promote social connection, emotional and physical wellness, and independent living. We will maintain a library of devices, such as tablets, smart speakers, virtual reality headsets, and more.

Virtual Caregiver Forum - Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called "Zoom." Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager.

Wellness Wednesdays - We are pleased to partner with the Alzheimer's Association to offer Wellness Wednesdays, a free bi-monthly webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us from 1 - 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and enjoy dynamic speakers to help you thrive on your memory loss journey.

Garden Discovery Walks - Monthly nature experiences for people living with memory loss, and their family and friends. Enjoy a seasonal exploration of Maude's Garden at the new Memory Hub, followed by a creative, nature-inspired activity. Offered in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, with generous support from Family Resource Home Care.

Programs for Professionals 

*Individual events for this program are not listed on this calendar; Please visit the links to learn more or get involved.

Project ECHO Dementia The Memory and Brain Wellness Center Clinic's Project ECHO Dementia (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) program 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.

Dementia-Friendly Washington Learning Collaborative - We are a group of people who organize, facilitate, or participate in dementia-friendly community efforts in Washington State. We meet online every other month for 75 minutes to inspire, equip and support expansion of dementia-friendly community efforts, learning from and sharing with each other around a common theme.