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Articles from June 2023

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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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Healthy Brain Initiative Releases New HBI Road Map

June 29, 2023

Healthy Brain Initiative: State and Local Road Map for Public Health, 2023-2027 provides public health officials throughout the nation with a set of strategies to promote brain health and improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers. MBWC's Barak Gaster, MD, FACP, Director of Cognition in Primary Care Program and UW Professor of Medicine served as a member of Leadership Committee to help develop this new edition of the HBI Road Map.

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Brain Health Tips & Resources: Get moving!

June 23, 2023

This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about staying physically active for brain health and wellness. In whatever way is safe for you, try and engage in a physical activity every day - like walking in nature, dancing, or low-impact chair exercises.

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Tips for Brain Health: Sleep Awareness

June 13, 2023

UW Medicine experts in sleep and brain health share their tips to help you get restful and restorative sleep at night.

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Tips for Brain Health: Staying Socially Engaged

June 07, 2023

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month! Each week, the Memory and Brain Wellness Center team will share information on brain health! This week, we are sharing evidence-based information about promoting brain health through staying socially engaged.

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Social Connection and Brain Health

June 05, 2023

Research shows that people who are more socially connected live longer and have better physical, mental, and cognitive health outcomes. Social isolation, on the other hand, can lead to poorer health outcomes. We break down the reasons why social connection and engagement have such a big impact on our cognitive health.

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Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Kathy Bainbridge, Front Desk Volunteer

June 02, 2023

"I think of volunteering as a donation. But not a donation of gobs of money, but rather of time."

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Brain Health Block Party on June 21st!

June 01, 2023

You’re invited to celebrate Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month this June! Join your First Hill neighbors for our first annual Brain Health Block Party. From 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday June 21, stop by any site to enjoy an outdoor brain-healthy activity such as bike-powered smoothie making, games and more. 

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