Geriatrics/Aging

Colorado Caregiver's Guide to Dementia Resources

COLORADO CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO DEMENTIA RESOURCES

by Peter Solveson & Noelle Videon

Denver fosters a large community of people with personal ties to memory loss, who have dedicated their life’s work to this cause. Whether you are living with dementia or Alzheimer’s, are a caregiver, or love someone living with one or the other, we hope this guide can serve as a bridge from you...

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Teepa Snow, Positive Approach, LLC

Keeping Things Positive for Patients and Caregivers 

by Bobbi Dempsey

Teepa Snow was raised in West Virginia and rural southeastern Pennsylvania, and says those roots strongly influenced her work ethic and caretaking nature. “I grew up in blue collar areas where you don’t walk away, you pull your own weight, and if there’s somebody in need you figure out what...

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VDT Virtual dementia tour, P.K. Beville, Second Wind Dreams

Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

by Noelle Melisa Videon

Denver's Virtual Dementia Tour gives insight to what it's like for caregivers.

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Charu Signhal, Etta Epidermis, Skin screening App, Skin Cancer

Entrepreneur Designs Skin Cancer Screening App Making Skin Checks as Easy as Posting on Social Media

by Joelle Klein

If you could prevent cancer by simply going for an annual screening at your doctor’s office, you would think that most people would do it. However, skin cancer, which is one of the most common forms of cancer and one of the easiest to diagnose, causes more than two deaths every hour. According to...

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Katy Butler

Spreading the Joy of Gentle Medical Care 

by Bobbi Dempsey

Katy Butler loves a good gamble—when the stakes are small. “I love going to the track and betting $2 on horses that I know nothing about. I go down to the paddock and see what they look like. I buy a tip sheet and study who the handicappers think the favorites are. I combine reading the sheet...

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Robotics technology; this is the future, University of Denver Professor, Dr. Mohammad Mahoor and founder of DreamFace Technologies

Innovation In Dementia Care

by Noelle Melisa Videon

Socially assistive robot designed to help people living with dementia and overburdened caregivers.

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Liz Wambugu, a certified adult gerontology nurse practitioner and palliative care provider with Agape Healthcare, Greenwood Village

Palliative care services at Agape Healthcare provide support for people with chronic illness

by Jeannette Moninger

If you or a loved one is living with a chronic disease that affects the ability to enjoy life, a palliative care specialist can help. “Palliative care is a medical discipline focused on helping people who have a chronic, and sometimes terminal, condition manage symptoms and improve quality of...

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Death Doula

Demystifying Death: Denver caregiver for the dying brings reverence to patients’ final days

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

For Heather McGuire, death is a verb. When you’re “deathing,” she says, the process often feels like work — beautiful, sacred work. And yet, it’s not something most of us are all that comfortable witnessing. McGuire, a certified death doula in Denver, stands lovingly in that gap....

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learn to play guitar, Swallow Hill Music in Denver

Music: A Total Brain Workout

by Mary Lemma | photos Farrah Jobling

“Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” The late-17th- century poet and playwright William Congreve had it right. But music — especially playing music — is good for the brain, too.

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Mike McKibben, Sepsis survival

Surviving Sepsis: One Man’s Fight to Reclaim His Life After A Deadly Infection

by Jeannette Moninger

After returning from a European vacation, Mike McKibben initially blamed jetlag for his muscle aches, extreme fatigue and other flu-like symptoms. The 61-year-old Lone Tree resident and his wife, Sue, had a great time in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and even took a cruise on the Rhine River to...

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