The Northwest Roybal Center is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults and their families within the local community. The Center conducts and implements research with lasting impact on regional families. One such example is Director Linda Teri’s extremely successful Reducing Disabilities in Alzheimer’s Disease (RDAD) Program, which has been implemented in various settings nationwide. Furthermore, the Center hosts, facilitates and participates in trainings, lectures, seminars, and more.
Community Resources, Programs and Collateral
- STAR: Staff Training for Assisted Living Residences (PDF)
- This UW-developed program is for staff of Assisted Living residences who care for residents with dementia and associated behavioral symptoms.
- Managing and Understanding Behavior Problems in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (PDF)
- This DVD training program is geared toward institutional staff, such as nurses and aides, to families, and to in-home, paid, and non-paid caregivers responsible for the day-to-day care or supervision of patients.
- Understanding Alzheimer’s: A Guide for Families, Friends and Health Care Providers (PDF)
- A helpful guide with general information on Alzheimer’s disease, behavior management techniques, problem solving and coping, and other caregiver issues.
- Living with Memory Loss-A Basic Guide (PDF)
- The UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center provides this handbook as a resource for life after a diagnosis of memory loss. It contains information and insights from professionals, community partners, and others living with memory loss and their family members and friends.