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Highlights of the Washington State Plan

January 31, 2024

The Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias sets out visionary goals and recommendations on raising awareness, ensuring early and accurate diagnosis and treatment, and improving supports and services for families.

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Team Spotlight: Katie Zeitler, MBWC Program Manager of Dementia Friends

January 26, 2024

Katie will manage and continue to support the expansion of the much-needed public outreach and awareness program throughout Washington state.

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Team Spotlight: Ann Mathew, Memory Hub Design Intern (UW School of Art + Art History + Design)

January 04, 2024

Ann is working as a design intern and volunteer at the Memory Hub while working on her UW Design Thesis on dementia and social inclusion.

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Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience

December 18, 2023

Kick off the new year with a hike in the Pacific Northwest, an experience tailored for people with younger onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Team Spotlight: Josie Beierl, Social Work Practicum Student

December 01, 2023

Josie Beierl talks about her role at the Memory Hub and what inspired her interest in social work in the area of memory loss and dementia.

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Memory and Brain Crossword Puzzle

November 21, 2023

Pull out a pencil for the very first Memory & Brain crossword puzzle, created to be fun, interesting—and just challenging enough—to be a good brain health workout.

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Meet Samantha Lafontaine, MBWC program manager for Project ECHO Dementia

October 31, 2023

Samantha Lafontaine is the new MBWC program manager for Project ECHO Dementia, a virtual clinic and telementoring program that brings together care providers from across the state to discuss case studies and best practices in diagnosis, care, treatments, and research.

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A Caregiver Goes to the Opera

October 05, 2023

Family dementia caregiver Randi Luoto received a grant from Road Scholar to embark on an educational adventure in New York City, a creative twist on taking some caregiver respite.

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Team Spotlight: Susan Kopka, Front Desk Volunteer

August 25, 2023

Susan Kopka is one of the five active front desk volunteers at the Memory Hub. She has worked as a medical social worker and a community college art teacher, focusing on drawing and photography.

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Preserving memories and legacy in glass art

August 25, 2023

Community members Jim and Jama Rand create glass artworks to keep Jim's memories within his reach.

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Team Spotlight: Allyson Schrier, Program Manager of Project ECHO® Dementia

August 02, 2023

As program manager for the ECHO Dementia program, Allyson Schrier has brought management expertise and creativity to this critical resource for care providers across Washington State. Her experience as family caregiver motivates her work. She is now moving on to devote more time to her role as co-founder of Zinnia TV. Her story shines a light on the work of ECHO Dementia to equip primary care physicians to detect and diagnose dementia.

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Hikes planned for those with younger-onset Alzheimer’s

July 10, 2023

New opportunity to connect with others and enjoy the outdoors launches this month for people diagnosed before age 65.

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ENGAGE Tuesdays

July 05, 2023

Join us at the Memory Hub on Tuesdays this summer to explore a variety of creative engagement programs for people with memory loss, friends and family! All programs are free. Space is limited; please sign up in advance.

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Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Mary Jane Knecht,  On-Site Collaborator

July 05, 2023

Our on-site collaborator Mary Jane Knecht of the Frye Art Museum retired in June, sparking off bittersweet celebrations of her foundational role at the Memory Hub and her legacy in the field of Creative Aging.

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Brain Health Block Party Brings Community Together on First Hill: Recap

June 30, 2023

"The day was spectacular!" Seven sites celebrated a variety of fun, easy ways to promote brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life.

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