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Making Spirits Merry and Bright: A Care Partner’s Approach to Creating Joyful Holidays

November 28, 2022

Community educator Patti LaFleur shares her approach to creating joyful holidays with her late mother. They always found ways to celebrate and enjoy the season together by focusing on living in the moment, setting boundaries, and planning ahead for specific holiday events. 

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Congratulations to the participants and supporters of SHARP!

November 17, 2022

On November 16, 2022 at the Central Area Senior Center, SHARP participants and their supporters commemorated the successful summer pilot of the SHARP program! SHARP is a culturally celebratory neighborhood walking and reminiscing program for older Black adults.

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Seattle Channel’s CityStream Visits the Memory Hub for Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

November 17, 2022

CityStream spoke with Dr. Thomas Grabowski to shine a light on all the resources and education offered at our community center for people living with memory loss and their family members.

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The Diversity Within Dementia podcast features local and UW MBWC experts!

November 07, 2022

The Diversity in Dementia Podcast hosted by Gentle Generations explores the different facets of Alzheimer's and dementia with experts from many different fields. Many of their invited guests are familiar voices at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Alzheimer's Research Center, and the WA State Dementia Action Collaborative!

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Memory Hub Spotlight on: Deb Cayz, Operations Lead

October 31, 2022

My role as the Operations Lead entails managing daily operations for the Memory Hub community ensuring a welcoming vibrant space, with systems fully functioning and always improving so that program, services and events meet their objectives to educate, engage, support and celebrate.

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Meet Emily Meeks, our new program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub

September 30, 2022

Emily Meeks will work to increase awareness of dementia across Washington State as program manager for Dementia Friends at the Memory Hub.

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Spotlight on KIRO radio: The Memory Hub is a new Seattle community center for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s

July 05, 2022

Give a quick listen to a new story on the Memory Hub on KIRO radio! Rachel Belle spotlights the Alzheimer's Association and several of the Memory Hub on-site community partners

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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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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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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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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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