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May 7th is National Brain Awareness Day

May 03, 2022

National Brain Awareness Day is coming up! Let's heighten awareness of the critical need for people to become brain donors to advance scientific understanding of Alzheimer's and other brain diseases.

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Creating connections with the African American community to find the best ways to assess cognitive aging and mental health during a pandemic

March 17, 2022

After seeing how the pandemic limited access to health care, Dr. Debby Tsuang worked to find the best ways to remotely assess cognitive and mental health symptoms in African Americans. A new project, funded by the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions, aims to pave the way towards more inclusive and representative diagnosis and research.

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Awards for New Ideas in Alzheimer’s Research: Learn about the ADRC Development Project Awards 2022-2023

March 15, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022-2023 awardees of the ADRC Development Projects! These projects, led by postdoctoral fellows and faculty members, use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Do Microglia Cells Hold the Key to Understanding Personal Genetic Risk in Alzheimer’s Disease?

January 28, 2022

A team led by ADRC's Jessica Young, PhD and Suman Jayadev, MD are working to document how the biology of microglia and neurons is disrupted in Alzheimer’s disease patients. The researchers want to understand how an individual’s genetic background influences their own disease process, and ultimately, how they may respond to targeted treatments.

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Mark Your Calendar for Brain Awareness Week Webinar on March 9!

January 28, 2022

This free webinar is geared towards members of the general public who are interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s disease, brain cell types, and current research in both areas.

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Dementia risk drops after cataract surgery

January 26, 2022

Older people who had cataract removal surgery to improve their eyesight were less likely to develop dementia from any cause compared with those who did not, according to new research findings from the Adult Changes in Thought Study.

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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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Takeaways from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

January 20, 2022

Dr. Angela Hanson, MD, researcher and geriatric physician at UW MBWC, reports on what she learned at the Alzheimer’s International Conference 2021, including the effects of COVID-19 on the brain, omega-3 fatty acid supplements, the MIND diet to improve brain health and prevent dementia, and promising therapeutics in testing.

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Join us for weekly tours, leading up to the Grand Opening Celebration!

January 18, 2022

Come experience the Memory Hub: A place for dementia-friendly community, collaboration, and impact! Operated by the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, on the campus of founding partner the Frye Art Museum, this dynamic new space offers a variety of programs and resources for people with memory loss, their families, and all who support a dementia-friendly community.

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Get to Know Astrid-Suchy-Dicey, Epidemiologist and Notable Woman in STEM

January 11, 2022

Washington STEM features a Q&A with Astrid Suchy-Dicey, UW ADRC Investigator and WSU epidemiologist, about her education and career path. Dr. Suchy Dicey works to better understand how a wide variety of factors, from educational to economic, impact minority communities.

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Discoveries Made Possible By You

December 30, 2021

Explore some of the studies that used data from research participants in the UW ADRC or the Adult Changes in Thought Study and were made possible in part by funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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NACC is now accepting applications for the New Investigator Awards!

December 07, 2021

Researchers in the early stages of their careers are invited to apply for NACC’s New Investigator Award. Applications are due January 21, 2022.

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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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