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What the FDA Approval of Lecanemab Means for Patients and Families: A Q&A with MBWC Clinicians

January 30, 2023

Our team would like to share some information about this newest therapy with our patients and community.

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Dementia Friends Champion Spotlight: Katie Freeman

January 27, 2023

Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly.

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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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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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Dementia Friends Champion Spotlight: Seton FitzMacken

January 06, 2023

Dementia Friends Champions help us spread the word about supporting people living with dementia. This spotlight features the great people championing our shared mission to make communities more dementia friendly.

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Remembering George M. Martin, MD, UW ADRC’s Founding Director

December 31, 2022

The ADRC leadership is saddened to share the news that George M. Martin, MD, Professor Emeritus, UW Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, passed away on December 17 at the age of 95. At the UW, where he has been a faculty member since 1957, he devoted his career to the development of genetic approaches to the study of aging and age-related diseases.

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10 Tips for Caregiver Self-Care

December 07, 2022

In honor of National Family Caregiver Month, the AlzWA Care & Support team has compiled a list of their favorite tips to help you keep the self-care you need (and deserve) a priority.

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Meet the Front Desk Volunteers of the Memory Hub

November 30, 2022

The Memory Hub welcomed the first group of front desk volunteers this fall! We currently have 4 active front desk volunteers, with a 5th joining soon. The front desk volunteers are the first contact that visitors have upon entering the community center. Each volunteer brings a commitment to the Memory Hub mission, a compassionate and helpful spirit, and respect and kindness for folks living with memory loss and their caregivers. Join us in welcoming Deborah, Teresa, Julie, and Tanya!

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MBWC Student Volunteer Izzy Anaya Carmona Awarded Clinical Outcome Based Research Honorable Mention in the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Research Poster Symposium

November 29, 2022

Izzy Anaya Carmona recently presented his work with the ADRC outreach team to the medical education community: Impacts of Latinx Community Outreach on Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge and Participation Interest

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Thomas J. Grabowski appointed to Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations

November 29, 2022

Thomas J. Grabowski, MD, MBWC Director, has been named the inaugural holder of the Tim B. Engle Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations supported by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions. In this role, Dr. Grabowski will help support the Institute’s efforts in the area of cognitive aging. This work will focus on strategies to promote brain wellness and resilience across the lifespan and to delay the effects of brain aging and degenerative brain diseases.

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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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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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