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The Memory Hub…One Year In!

March 01, 2023

Since the Grand Opening in March 2022, the Memory Hub space has come to life with the launch of a variety of programs offering resources, music, art, nature engagement, and joyful opportunities for connection and learning. This community space brings together UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC), the Frye Art Museum, the Alzheimer’s Association, Elderwise, and Full Life Care. Read on as our collaborators share updates and reflect on the growth at the Memory Hub.

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The Memory Hub… One Year In!

March 01, 2023

The Memory Hub brings together UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center (MBWC), the Frye Art Museum, the Alzheimer’s Association, Elderwise, and Full Life Care. Read on as our collaborators share updates and reflect on the growth at the Memory Hub.

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The Power of Connection in Dementia Care

January 09, 2023

Community educator Patti LaFleur writes about the how the act of connecting was an important part of her caregiving journey with her Mom.

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The Memory Hub now welcomes visitors during public hours

January 09, 2023

At the Memory Hub, a variety of resources and enjoyable activities are offered for people with memory loss, their caregivers and families. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 10, the public will be welcomed to use Memory Hub resources from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays.

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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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Homespun comfort: My fidget apron project

November 28, 2021

By Emi Takayama, Junior, Lakeside High School and MBWC fall intern

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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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A Window of Opportunity: Connection, Joy from Tai Chi Classes Held through a Pane of Glass

April 22, 2021

How tai chi classes, taught by Master Joe Liao at a Bellingham memory care community, opened up ways for families to connect with loved ones during the isolation and stress of the pandemic.

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On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity: You’re Invited

January 25, 2021

The UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center joins the Frye Art Museum and Aging Wisdom in presenting "On Dementia: Care, Community, and Creativity," a series of three conversations with leaders in elder care who have published books in 2020 that bring hope, connection, and joy to adults living with dementia, their care partners, families, friends, and those who provide support.

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Healing Hearts through the Power of Music

June 29, 2020

Today, we celebrate Pastor Patrinell “Pat” Wright of Seattle for extending joy to the memory loss community through song.

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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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