For People Living with Memory Loss

Explore these options for support, education, and engagement programs for people living with memory loss and dementia, offered at the Memory Hub! 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.

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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 Coffee Chat

Make a cup of coffee or tea and come together for an informal social time with others living with memory loss or dementia.  Build connections and offer support and encouragement. Participate online or by phone, with a free application called "Zoom." Facilitated by program manager Marigrace Becker. Join for just one session, or multiple. Space is limited; sign up by the day before.

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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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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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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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Engagement Programs

Alzheimer's Café. Photo: Olli Tumelius for Frye Art Museum

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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Elderwise Day Program

The Elderwise adult day program provides a structured program of arts, exercise, discussion and shared community for people with dementia, while providing respite for caregivers. The program welcomes up to eight participants each day with a team of two program facilitators, creating an intimate social group of friends. With an inclusive philosophy, new people are always welcomed into the community. Elderwise operates two days per week at the Memory Hub.

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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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