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Press Release – Spokane Area Dementia Friendly Community Survey

September 8, 2020

As it’s predicted that the number of Washingtonians living with Alzheimer’s disease will continue to increase, the Spokane Area Dementia Friendly Community is working to make our county a better place for the number of people living with dementia. As a group, our first goal is to conduct a county-wide community needs assessment survey to … Read More »

Local connections to falls prevention!

September 1, 2020

While ALTCEW provides links to national resources, preventing falls is a local issue. The City of Spokane and Spokane Valley fire departments report that “older adult falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and deaths in Spokane County.  Falls-related Emergency Medical Service calls are the leading non-fire response-related calls in Spokane County” You can … Read More »

Project Echo Dementia

June 19, 2020

Funded by WA State and implemented by the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center, this project uses virtual learning to help primary and allied care providers in rural and under served communities within WA State improve their abilities to detect and diagnose dementias, and provide assistance with planning and ongoing support to patients and their … Read More »