Dementia

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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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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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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Agape healthcare denver

Providing supportive care to families dealing with serious illness

by Jeannette Moninger

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a debilitating illness, you may need help managing the disease and treatment side effects and planning for end-of-life care. The compassionate team of experts at Agape Healthcare can help. Agape provides palliative and hospice care throughout the metro-Denver...

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jigsaw puzzles

Dumbbells for the brain?

by Lisa Marshall

Jigsaw puzzles can hone cognitive function, trigger good feelings

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Liberty Puzzles

A Piece of History

by Sarah Protzman Howlett

Boulder jigsaw-puzzle company makes big fans of baby boomers

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