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Team Spotlight: Ann Mathew, Memory Hub Design Intern (UW School of Art + Art History + Design)

January 04, 2024

Ann is working as a design intern and volunteer at the Memory Hub while working on her UW Design Thesis on dementia and social inclusion.

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Team Spotlight: Susan Kopka, Front Desk Volunteer

August 25, 2023

Susan Kopka is one of the five active front desk volunteers at the Memory Hub. She has worked as a medical social worker and a community college art teacher, focusing on drawing and photography.

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Preserving memories and legacy in glass art

August 25, 2023

Community members Jim and Jama Rand create glass artworks to keep Jim's memories within his reach.

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ENGAGE Tuesdays

July 05, 2023

Join us at the Memory Hub on Tuesdays this summer to explore a variety of creative engagement programs for people with memory loss, friends and family! All programs are free. Space is limited; please sign up in advance.

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Memory Hub Team Spotlight: Mary Jane Knecht,  On-Site Collaborator

July 05, 2023

Our on-site collaborator Mary Jane Knecht of the Frye Art Museum retired in June, sparking off bittersweet celebrations of her foundational role at the Memory Hub and her legacy in the field of Creative Aging.

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Brain Health Block Party Brings Community Together on First Hill: Recap

June 30, 2023

"The day was spectacular!" Seven sites celebrated a variety of fun, easy ways to promote brain health and wellness at any age or stage of life.

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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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