Wellness Wednesdays

This program is currently on hold and is expected to return Summer 2022.

The Alzheimer’s Association and UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center are pleased to offer Wellness Wednesdays, a free webinar series for people with memory loss and their families. Join us online and enjoy dynamic speakers exploring topics and resources to help you thrive on your memory loss journey.

Building Awareness & Learning to Advocate:
Introduction to the Flipping Stigma Toolkit
Presented by: Drs. Alison Phinney and Mariko Sakamoto with members of the Research Action Group, University of British Columbia, Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | Click here to join

Negative stereotypes and discrimination are common experiences faced by people living with dementia. It is time to change the way we think and act about dementia. This presentation will introduce an easy-to-use online tool that will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to “flip stigma on its ear” (flippingstigma.com). It was developed in partnership with an action group of people with dementia who share examples from their own lived experience.

Introduction to Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s: Part 2
Presented by: Maggie Christofferson

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 1-1:45 p.m. PT | Click here to join

When someone under 65 is diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the first reaction is often shock or denial. This doesn’t happen to someone so young, does it? What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made for everyone? What about work? What resources are available to help? Join us to get answers to commonly-asked questions. Hear from people directly affected and learn what you need to know, what you need to plan and what you can do to ease the impact throughout the course of the disease.