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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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The Memory Loss Compass Rose: Towards a New Identity, Hope, and Strength Post-Diagnosis

May 28, 2021

Chapter 2 of My Journey from Disease into Advocacy by Kevin Kvarda

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What’s In the Works at the Memory Hub: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes!

May 20, 2021

A space for community, collaboration and impact has never felt more vital.

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

May 11, 2021

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

May 07, 2021

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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A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

April 22, 2021

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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Dementia-Friendly Activities – Virtually!

March 24, 2021

A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the landscape of opportunities for people with memory loss and their families to stay socially, physically and cognitively active has shifted dramatically. Read about how the MBWC shifted events to a virtual format and how everyone can now access local virtual dementia-friendly programs.

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On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity: You’re Invited

January 25, 2021

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center joins the Frye Art Museum and Aging Wisdom in presenting "On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity," a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

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Healing Hearts through the Power of Music

June 29, 2020

Today, we celebrate Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of Seattle for extending joy to the memory loss community through song.

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