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Meet the Front Desk Volunteers of the Memory Hub

November 30, 2022

The Memory Hub welcomed the first group of front desk volunteers this fall! We currently have 4 active front desk volunteers, with a 5th joining soon. The front desk volunteers are the first contact that visitors have upon entering the community center. Each volunteer brings a commitment to the Memory Hub mission, a compassionate and helpful spirit, and respect and kindness for folks living with memory loss and their caregivers. Join us in welcoming Deborah, Teresa, Julie, and Tanya!

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Making Spirits Merry and Bright: A Care Partner’s Approach to Creating Joyful Holidays

November 28, 2022

Community educator Patti LaFleur shares her approach to creating joyful holidays with her late mother. They always found ways to celebrate and enjoy the season together by focusing on living in the moment, setting boundaries, and planning ahead for specific holiday events. 

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Seattle Channel’s CityStream Visits the Memory Hub for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November 17, 2022

CityStream spoke with Dr. Thomas Grabowski to shine a light on all the resources and education offered at our community center for people living with memory loss and their family members.

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The Diversity Within Dementia podcast features local and UW MBWC experts!

November 07, 2022

The Diversity in Dementia Podcast hosted by Gentle Generations explores the different facets of Alzheimer's and dementia with experts from many different fields. Many of their invited guests are familiar voices at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Alzheimer's Research Center, and the WA State Dementia Action Collaborative!

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Memory Hub Spotlight on: Deb Cayz, Operations Lead

October 31, 2022

My role as the Operations Lead entails managing daily operations for the Memory Hub community ensuring a welcoming vibrant space, with systems fully functioning and always improving so that program, services and events meet their objectives to educate, engage, support and celebrate.

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Meet Emily Meeks, our new program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub

September 30, 2022

Emily Meeks will work to increase awareness of dementia across Washington State as program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub.

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Let’s Talk Tech: Supporting family decisions about dementia home care technologies

September 28, 2022

A new study supported by the UW ADRC introduces the development of a new tool to promote shared decision-making around technologies used in home care for people living with dementia.

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Spotlight on KIRO radio: The Memory Hub is a new Seattle community center for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s

July 05, 2022

Give a quick listen to a new story on the Memory Hub on KIRO radio! Rachel Belle spotlights the Alzheimer's Association and several of the Memory Hub on-site community partners

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Group Haiku by the Gathering Place

February 18, 2022

Members of the Gathering Place collectively wrote these haikus to describe some of their most salient experiences receiving medical care and the challenging emotions that arose for them through their experiences living with dementia.

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The Memory Hub Opens!

January 20, 2022

The Memory Hub started as a big dream. It was a dream to create a home for the support, education, and engagement programs that the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center offers for people with memory loss and their families—a warm, welcoming, and non-clinical place, where someone with memory loss is a person, not a patient or research participant. Over time, the dream expanded to involve a vibrant group of partner organizations, and a vision to spread dementia-friendly programs from Seattle across the state!

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Join us for weekly tours, leading up to the Grand Opening Celebration!

January 18, 2022

Come experience the Memory Hub: A place for dementia-friendly community, collaboration, and impact! Operated by the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, on the campus of founding partner the Frye Art Museum, this dynamic new space offers a variety of programs and resources for people with memory loss, their families, and all who support a dementia-friendly community.

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Indigenous perspectives on dementia and dementia-friendly communities

November 29, 2021

Takeaways from 'Indigenous perspectives on dementia and dementia-friendly communities', a panel discussion at the Memory and Brain Wellness Center’s Collaborating for a Dementia-Friendly Washington: Expanding Possibilities Conference.

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Homespun comfort: My fidget apron project

November 28, 2021

By Emi Takayama, Junior, Lakeside High School and MBWC fall intern

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Progress on the Memory Hub!

November 04, 2021

With the interior renovations complete and the final inspection approved, we are closer than ever to opening the Memory Hub!

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Redefining What it Means to Live with Memory Loss

October 07, 2021

The UW Memory Hub builds community and resilience for people with dementia and their families.

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