Jun 17

New Funding for UW Medicine Memory & Brain Health Breakthroughs

Era Living Earns First Corporate Sponsor Designation from the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute Memory & Brain Wellness Center

(SEATTLE) – More than six million Americans, primarily adults over age 65, suffer from dementia often associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Scientists at the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute Memory & Brain Wellness Center are leading the way with dementia treatment innovations and a progressive approach to care.

At the UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center, scientific researchers collaborate with circle of care providers to deliver treatment to patients, as well as educational and emotional support to family members who care for someone with dementia.

“Ultimately, our dream is to detect people at risk for dementia and completely prevent the illness,” says UW Medicine Department of Neurology Chair, Dr. Bruce Ransom. “Our unique purpose today is to recognize people in very early stages of dementia, and provide strategies that help ameliorate the effects of memory loss.”

Groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art treatments require more than passion and drive. That is why Era Living, a family owned and operated, Seattle company comprised of eight retirement communities, is taking action by becoming the first corporate sponsor of the UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center.

Era Living made a $25,000 donation to the UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center on Thursday, June 9th during a cocktail party fundraiser hosted at its north Seattle community, Aljoya Thornton Place.   Several guests made private contributions amounting to thousands of additional dollars raised.

“With continued research, innovation and funding, we are confident that breakthrough treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other dementia-related diseases will be discovered,” said Era Living Vice President of Operations, Jacob Almo. “The UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Center is a national leader in this important fight and we are proud to support the efforts of this brilliant group.”

Since 1987, Era Living has been dedicated to fostering a healthy and engaging environment of whole body wellness, culture, warmth, and social fulfillment – providing premier healthcare services and enriching activities at all eight of its communities. Era Living communities are Aljoya Mercer Island, Aljoya Thornton Place, Ida Culver House Broadview, Ida Culver House Ravenna, The Gardens at Town Square, The Lakeshore, University House Issaquah, and University House Wallingford.

The Memory & Brain Wellness Center is a consortium at UW Medicine that unites the UW Medicine Memory & Brain Wellness Clinic, the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and the Pacific Northwest Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research. All proceeds directly benefit the center to promote the well-being of those living with memory loss and their families.