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January 18, 2018

An advance directive, or living will, is routinely recommended for patients facing serious illness. Most health directives, however, fail to cover the common scenario of Alzheimer’s disease. 

November 21, 2017

An analysis of tissue samples from 107 human brains has revealed details that will advance medical understanding of the biological bases for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in older populations.

November 14, 2017

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medicines commonly prescribed to treat acid-related digestive problems, including gastroesophageal reflux disease.  Up to one in five older adults said they used a PPI as of 2011, and recent studies have linked

Mechanical ventilation may be lifesaving, but in certain patient cases it may prolong suffering without a clear benefit. 

Individuals who care for family members and friends with dementia often lack support, education and communication from healthcare professionals, leading to caregiver distress and inadequate patient care, according to a new study led by researche

On a recent sunny morning at a Seattle community center, a group of schoolchildren took a few hours out of day camp to share music and conversation with older adults.

KING 5  News reports on a program at Gaffney House in Seattle, where residents with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia listen to personalized playlists of their favorite music from the past.

A collaboration of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Group Health has expanded online resources on aging, dementia and traumatic brain injury (TBI).  

An art exhibit at Harborview Medical Center shines light on Seattle’s progress in becoming one of the nation's leading dementia-friendly cities. 

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