For Caregivers

Explore these options for support, education, and engagement programs offered at the Memory Hub tailored to caregivers and care partners! Click on the program title to learn more or sign up.

Support Programs

 

Memory Navigator Drop-in Services

Looking for information or support for the memory loss journey? At the Memory Hub, an Alzheimer’s Association care consultant acts as “Memory Navigator,” offering appointments two days per week during open hours. Discuss the kinds of memory loss resources you’re looking for, and discover what may be available in your community to help you thrive. Learn more.

 

Virtual Caregiver Forum

Join other family caregivers to share feelings and experiences about caring for a loved one with memory loss or dementia. Make meaningful connections, offer mutual support, and discover strategies that work for others. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called "Zoom." Facilitated by trained volunteers with support from our program manager. Space is limited; sign up by the day before. Join for just one session, or multiple. Learn more.

 

Education Programs

 

Memory Loss: A Guide to Next Steps

Have you recently been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia? Join us for this introductory class. Get your questions answered by an expert panel including peer mentors who share strategies for living well with memory loss, and a medical provider from the UW Memory & Brain Wellness Center. Learn more about the resources in our handbook, Living With Memory Loss, and some helpful websites. You'll leave feeling encouraged and more confident for the road ahead. Learn more.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Taking care of your own needs is essential for the caregiving journey, but how do you find the time or energy? Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week educational series designed to help you care for yourself while you care for a loved one. Learn about effective communication, making challenging decisions, moving through difficult emotions, getting connected to helpful resources, and more. A free program; offered online or by phone via Zoom. Learn more.

 

Dementia-Friendly Washington Learning Collaborative 

We are a group of people who organize, facilitate, or participate in dementia-friendly community efforts in Washington State. We meet online every other month for 75 minutes to inspire, equip and support expansion of dementia-friendly community efforts, learning from and sharing with each other around a common theme. Learn more.

 

Dementia Training for Family Caregivers

Dementia Training for Family Caregivers is an online course designed to be taken at your own pace, through reading and watching videos. This no-cost course includes five, hour-long modules. You also meet weekly with a facilitator who provides individualized coaching. The course follows the Evidence-Based STAR-Full Life curriculum developed for use by Full Life Care. Learn more.

 

Resource and Education Days

The UW MBWC offers quarterly events which provide an opportunity for people and their families touched by specific types of dementia to connect, learn and share resources. In 2022, Resource and Education Days will be hosted at the Memory Hub or take place online over Zoom. Learn more.

 

Tech Tuesdays

The Tech Lab at the Memory Hub features regular hands-on consumer technology demonstrations for people with memory loss and care partners, and trainings to learn how technology can promote social connection, emotional and physical wellness, and independent living. We will maintain a library of devices, such as tablets, smart speakers, virtual reality headsets, and more. Learn more.

 

Wellness Wednesdays

We are pleased to partner with the Alzheimer's Association to bring you "Wellness Wednesdays," a free weekly webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us online from 1 - 1:45 p.m. each Wednesday and enjoy dynamic speakers to help you thrive on your memory loss journey. See the link for the schedule of upcoming talks and to register. Learn more.

 

Engagement Programs

Garden Discovery Walks 

Monthly nature experiences for people living with memory loss, and their family and friends. Enjoy a seasonal exploration of Maude's Garden at the new Memory Hub, followed by a creative, nature-inspired activity. Offered in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, with generous support from Family Resource Home Care.