Memory loss may be a sign of dementia.
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Memory loss may be a sign of dementia.

Living a life with dementia and with joy

Tia Powell tells us about how to focus on care over cure when it comes to dementia. We also look at how sea stars are making a comeback in the Salish Sea. And we talk to a University of Washington professor who's making "social emotional learning" a middle school class. Plus: How big money funders can "movement capture" small activist organizations.

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Tia Powell, Dementia Reimagined

Tia Powell is at the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics in New York. Her new book is called Dementia Reimagined. She spoke about what dementia is, why we fear it, and whether or not memory loss can also steal your ability to be happy.

Sea Stars

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? It is NOT Patrick the sea star. However, he and his echinoderm brethren are doing better now than they were a scant few years ago. KUOW’s Kate Walters has been reporting on a rebound in Western starfish populations.

James Mazza, DBT For Middle and High School Students

One UW professor wants to add a new course to middle school. He calls it a “social emotional learning curriculum” – students would be graded on how well they did at improving themselves and regulating their emotions. (And yes, it would count towards their GPA.)

Megan Ming Francis, Movement Capture

Before the NAACP was a respectable, storied institution that partners with government and industry alike, it was a radical organization with a fierce focus on ending anti-black violence. What changed? Money, says Megan Ming Francis. She’s an assistant professor of political science at the University of Washington; her latest paper is "The Price of Civil Rights: Black Lives, White Funding, and Movement Capture."