Psychiatry/Psychology/Mental Health

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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Advanced Pediatric Associates Colorado pediatricians

Ask the Pediatrician: Dr. Benjamin Apple, Advanced Pediatric Associates

by Jeannette Moninger

How can parents get safe, essential medical care for their children during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Highlands Behavioral Health System, Littleton, Experiential Therapy Program

Patients Benefit From Recreational Therapy Provided By Highlands Behavioral Health System

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

There is a lot of evidence of the therapeutic effect of play, and that is especially true for people with behavioral and mental health concerns.  Highlands Behavior Health System (HBHS) has established an Experiential Therapy Department that uses play in all forms as a creative, evidence-based...

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Denver Springs Help for Heroes Colorado

Denver Springs Behavioral Health Center Offers Help for Heroes

by Jeannette Moninger | photo by Farrah Jobling

Members of the military, healthcare professionals and first responders, including police officers, firefighters, rescue teams, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, face risky, traumatic situations on a regular basis. As a result, up to 30 percent of them develop post-traumatic stress...

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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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Eating Disorders in Colorado’s Dancing Community, By Hannah Metzger

The Price of Prima Ballerinas: Eating Disorders in Colorado’s Dancing Community

by Hannah Metzger

J walked onto the stage with her arms tightly gripped around her waist, covering her stomach. In her low-rise leggings and black-studded bra, it was difficult to hide anything. She was 13 years old, preparing to rehearse for her tap dancing showcase. Her dark eyes fixated on the tight bellies and...

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Quinn Brett, Estes Park

Quinn Brett | Bound in Motion

by Morgan Tilton

Quinn Brett, an advocate for public lands and differently-abled access, is assisted by a wheelchair after a life-altering climbing accident. Here’s how the athlete maintains wellness, adventures, and strives to help others.

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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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