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A Voice For Seattle’s Seniors

June 28, 2020

Today, we celebrate Brenda Charles-Edwards, a local businesswoman, senior advocate, and Dementia Champion.

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Sweeping Aside the Clouds: The Wisdom behind Indigenizing Evidence-Based Health Programs for Elders

May 21, 2020

Becky Bendixen is a Tribal Program Specialist at the Northwest Regional Council and the co-creator of the health intervention program Wisdom Warriors. She generously shares the story driving her passion to improve the health and wellbeing of Elders and of Native communities more broadly. It is one of heartbreak, healing, and the power of connecting to Unangam traditional culture and dance.

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Wicked Diseases, Advocacy, and Gifts, Oh My! 

May 12, 2020

My Journey from Disease into Advocacy powered by P.R.I.S.M and P.U.S.H. By community member Kevin Kvarda 

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The Importance of Nature in Times of Social Distancing

March 30, 2020

Nature and natural experiences come in all shapes and sizes. We can decorate a bland office with a basket of succulents. We can take a walk in a public garden or hike up Mount Si or a favorite forest trail. Or, we can simply enjoy birdwatching from our kitchen window.

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New Resources Equip Budding Dementia Self-Advocates

September 30, 2019

Across the globe, a growing number of people with dementia are making a difference through self-advocacy, an effort the Alzheimer’s Society defines as “having a voice; being able to represent yourself; being able to express your views and needs.”

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“A Kaleidoscope of Experience” at the Dementia Without Borders Event

July 11, 2019

At Dementia Without Borders 2019, a diverse crowd gathered at the Canada-US border to celebrate the creativity, advocacy efforts, and social citizenship of persons living with dementia.

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It’s time to launch a hub for dementia-friendly communities. Will you help us name it?

January 10, 2019

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center is crowdsourcing inspiration. Our Center will launch a hub for dementia-friendly communities on First Hill, which will house dementia-specific support, education, engagement, and empowerment programs; and much more. First, it needs a name.

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FTD Education Day: Learning, Resources, and an Art Showcase

December 13, 2018

UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center's FTD Education Day offered resources and support for people affected by the leading cause of dementia under 60 years of age.

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‘The Wonderful Awareness of Living’: Poems by David Leek

November 28, 2018

David Leek, a community member, invites us to read his poems written after a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease: It's All Good / The Feast of Life

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Personal Experiences with Lewy Body Dementia

November 28, 2018

Jean Rough shares her personal experience with a difficult diagnosis and the struggles, sources of support, and daily life strategies found along the way.

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Dementia Friends Comes to Washington State

November 02, 2018

Learn how you can become a 'Dementia Friend'! The UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center is working to implement a public awareness anti-stigma campaign focusing on dementia and working to remove the stigma that people and their care partners face as symptoms progress.

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Bringing a New Vision of Social Citizenship to Cascadia

October 10, 2018

A new collaboration between the UW and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver aims to develop dementia-friendly research practices and community programs.

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Bringing Positive Change to Our Communities

May 29, 2018

This Changemaker story on Q13 FOX signals growing recognition of Momentia Seattle and the efforts of people living with memory loss, and their loved ones, to stay engaged and active in their communities. [VIDEO]

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In the Eye of the Beholder

May 23, 2018

Take a moment to look closely at 'Witnessing,' a piece of art exploring dementia and personhood, as contributed by Genevieve Wanucha of the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center

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Mother’s Day with memory loss or dementia [Video]

May 07, 2018

Mother's Day is still a reason to celebrate if your mother or loved one has memory loss or dementia. Karen Clay, a social worker with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center in Seattle, offers tips for having a good day with your loved one. "She may not remember what you said, but she will remember how you made her feel."

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