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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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Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative - Accomplishments to Date

May 01, 2018

Highlights of recent accomplishments of the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC), a public-private partnership committed to implementing the WA State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.

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Grand Prize in National Dementia-Friendly Photo Contest

April 20, 2018

For Seattle resident Jean Mills, living with memory loss has been a catalyst to help others – and has catapulted her to national fame!

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6 Things We Know about Resilience in Alzheimer’s Disease

April 04, 2018

How to build a stronger brain, mind, and spirit at any stage of life

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‘Matter of Fact’: A Poem by Dr. Ron Louie

January 17, 2018

In the current issue of Neurology, read a poem about witnessing a life-changing diagnosis of brain disease and the "beauty of humane consciousness".

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Beyond Seattle, Residents Bring Dementia-Friendly Initiatives to Their Neighborhoods

November 09, 2017

“That’s great Seattle has all these dementia-friendly programs, but what about in our area?” It's a common question, so the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center spent the last year developing and testing a model that new communities can use to start their own dementia-friendly programs.

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“My Heart is in the Community” A Q&A with Yuanjin Zhou

November 09, 2017

In Fujian, China, UW Social Work student Yuanjin Zhou became interested in dementia care development, non-pharmaceutical interventions such as music therapy, and fall risk for older adults. She just completed an internship at the UW MBWC to help develop a dementia-inclusive community initiative.

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Garden Walkers

September 21, 2017

A reflection on benefits of nature and horticultural therapy-inspired activities for the human body, mind, and spirit, through the lens of the Garden Discovery Walk program in Seattle.

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