Preventing Alzheimer’s
Disease and Dementia

We are closer than ever to being able to prevent threats to memory and brain health, like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

But early diagnosis and treatment — before symptoms appear — are key.

Will you help us advance the groundbreaking research, care and education needed to prevent or delay dementia, even for those at highest risk?

Yes! I want to prevent memory loss.

Give today!

Your Impact

Through your caring support, we can dramatically improve the detection and prevention of threats to memory loss. Here’s how your gift can help:

Increase access to early dementia diagnosis
Your generosity helps expand outreach and train more physicians in our state so that all people can receive early diagnoses and interventions to prevent or delay dementia onset.

Ensure that strengths-based care is available to all in our community
Your support of our clinical and community programs helps people with early symptoms of memory loss leverage areas of strength and live meaningful, engaging lives for many years.

Fast-track critical research that can lead to new diagnostics and treatments
Federal funding is often only available for low-risk, incremental research. Support from donors like you accelerates the most promising research to end Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Partner with the Leader in
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is one of our nation’s oldest and most respected ADRCs. It has made foundational discoveries about the genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, other causes of dementia and the factors that can delay or prevent declines in memory and thinking. Together with research partners across UW and our region — including the Adult Changes in Thought study, the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine and the Allen Institute for Brain Science — the UW ADRC advances understanding into the nature of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as the development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and care.

The UW ADRC is closely partnered with the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center, which promotes the well-being of people living with memory loss and their families by providing exceptional, research-informed care and by building dementia-friendly communities. Thanks to donor support, we launched the UW Memory Hub in partnership with Frye Art Museum. A first of its kind in the U.S., this vibrant community center and collaborative space provides dementia-focused programs, resources, events and trainings year-round.


Dr. Thomas Grabowski, director of the UW Medicine Memory Brain Wellness Center and professor of radiology and neurology, and Marigrace Becker, program manager for community education and impact, and Dr. Marigrace Becker, director of the UW Memory Hub

Redefining What It Means to Live With Memory Loss
The UW Memory Hub builds community and resilience for people with dementia and their families.

Nurse Niki Polkinghorn monitors the infusion of Doug Davidson, as his wife Barb, left, looks on as he receives his first dose of lecanemab at Harborview Medical Center on Friday, December 1, 2023. He is one of the first people on the West Coast to receive the drug.

UW Medicine administers new Alzheimer’s drug for the first time

A UW Medicine patient receiving a scan from an ophthalmologist.

Study: Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

Colorful illustration of the inside of a person's mind in side profile.

What a decades-long study teaches us about brain health and aging

Join Us

Your caring generosity will help us advance the early detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, preserving memory and cognition for all.

Will you help us fast-track the most promising research and expand access to care and community support for people living with memory loss and their families?