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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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Dancing to Remember

September 05, 2017

One man's creative quest to support Alzheimer's disease research invites us to take a 'twirl' through the science of brain healthy activities

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Congresswoman DelBene Visit Turns Spotlight on Role of NIH, Medicare/Medicaid Funding

July 12, 2017

At the UW ADRC, DelBene learned about how federal funding supports patients and families, access to cutting-edge brain imaging, and training in geriatrics for medical residents and doctors.

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Ride4Alzheimer’s Live Blog: Stories From the Road

July 08, 2017

Follow the twists and turns of the father-daughter motorcycle tour to spread positive messages about living with Alzheimer's.

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Food for Thought with Alzheimer’s Advocate Chef Madison Cowan

June 16, 2017

Chef Madison Cowan wielded his star power to support Alzheimer's awareness and research and shared his tips for brain-healthy eating.

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The Alzheimer’s Talks Debut

May 25, 2017

Michael Reagan shared humanizing portraits of his father President Reagan, the lessons he learned from his family's experience with dementia, and his hopes for research funding.

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One Woman’s Way to Inspire Dementia-Friendly Spirit

May 03, 2017

At 'Rock the House,' local residents came together to allay stigma and empower people living with memory loss.

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‘With Us Every Step of the Way:’ A Tribute

February 10, 2017

Andrew McCormick, a social worker at Harborview Medical Center for the last 23 years, acts as a guide for families after a dementia diagnosis. Upon his retirement, we reflect on the real difference he's made in people's lives and his contributions to his clinic team.

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Collaborating for Statewide Innovation in Dementia Care Policy

February 02, 2017

Behind the scenes of our shared effort to improve memory loss care and community opportunities in WA State.

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