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

Caregiver Support Group

Build a support system with people who understand. Alzheimer's Association® support groups, conducted by trained facilitators, are a FREE safe place for care partners to: develop a support system, exchange practical information on challenges and possible solutions, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs, and concerns, and learn about community resources. Every 2nd Monday at 1pm - 2:30pm.

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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.

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PPA Together Group

Do you or a loved one live with primary progressive aphasia (PPA/PPAOS)? Join us to help launch a new group just for you! Please let us know if you are interested. Contact 206.543.2440 or mbecker1@uw.edu.

Offered in partnership by UW Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, UW Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. 

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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.

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Education Programs

 

Alzheimer's Association Education

Each month, the Alzheimer's Association will host a free in-person education program on a topic related to Alzheimer's and other dementias at the Memory Hub. Light refreshments will be provided at each education program. Hosted by the Memory and Brain Wellness Center. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. Resource and Education Days are hosted at the Memory Hub or take place online over Zoom.

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Tech Help at the Memory Hub

Do you have a question about using your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Want help setting up an email account or social media account? Looking for tips on videoconferencing with Zoom or Teams? Come sign up for a free 50-minute Tech Help appointment at the Memory Hub, courtesy of an AmeriCorps volunteer with Seattle Public Library! Appointments available between 10am and 1:30pm on Wednesdays: Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26. Book an available time slot online. Or, call the Memory Hub at 206-616-6035.

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Engagement Programs

 

Alzheimer's Café

Every second Tuesday from 2:30 – 4 p.m., join the Frye Art Museum and the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center for an uplifting time of social connection for people with memory loss and their families. A unique opportunity for people living with dementia, their care partners, family, and friends to enjoy companionship, good food, live music, and fun in a relaxed environment. Note: Advance registration is required for this free program. 

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Garden Discovery Program

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.

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SOAR (Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience)

Do you live with younger onset Alzheimer's or other dementias? Connect with others and explore the great outdoors with SOAR (Shared Outdoor Adventures for Resilience)! From July 2023 – June 2024, enjoy monthly hikes in natural areas in the Seattle area, with options for other special outdoor adventures. Hikes will be approximately 3-5 miles with varying degrees of challenge; optional transportation from Seattle provided. Designed for people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia before age 65, alongside a family member or friend - but anyone with memory loss or dementia is welcome. Registration information coming soon. Contact mbecker1@uw.edu to be notified about upcoming hikes.

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Upcoming Events

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, May 20, 2024 at 10:00am

      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. Sign up the day before.

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, June 3, 2024 at 10:00am

      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. Sign up the day before.

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, June 10, 2024 at 10:00am

      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. Sign up the day before.

  • Caregiver Support Group

      Monday, June 10, 2024 at 1:00pm

      Build a support system with people who understand

  • Virtual Caregiver Forum

      Monday, June 17, 2024 at 10:00am

      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. Sign up the day before.

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