By Briana Lee One of the most unique cognitive abilities of humans is our ability to form memories and to learn. If a computer were to encounter something (i.e. sound), there must be a set of complex algorithms ready to analyze and categorize the sound, so it can be made into useful data. While there […]
Established in 2016, the Dementia Action Collaborative (DAC) is a coalition of public-private partners committed to preparing Washington State for the growth of the dementia population. The DAC has been a driving force behind many initiatives in Washington State, including but not limited to: Dementia Roadmap Designed to let people impacted by Alzheimer’s know […]
Memory loss that disrupts daily life may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. There are 10 warning signs and symptoms. Every individual may experience one or more of these signs in a different degree. If you notice […]
NOTE: Discovery 2019 is now March 8. Thank you to everyone who made Discovery 2018 a success, including photographer Kailee Powers. Check out some of her photos from the day. We hope to see you in 2019!
By Genevieve Wanucha, UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center It’s a fact that many families know well: Not all dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. In Frontotemporal Dementia: What’s It All About?, Kimiko Domoto-Reilly, MD, a neurologist and FTD expert at the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, will demystify a lesser known brain disease that can […]
By Dr. Kristen Childress and Dr. Jonathan Medina The prevalence of Americans living with dementia is expected to increase by 40 percent from 2016 to 2025. This dramatic increase in prevalence will greatly impact our rural communities, as we see an influx of elders living longer in rural communities across the United States. Currently, persons […]
“When my father was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, I wanted to immediately find ways to impact the cause. I am also an ex-Seahawk and NFL football player, making brain health something I am committed to understanding.” – David Kirtman, Board Member, Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter David Kirtman’s father, Louis Kirtman, was one of five […]