COLORADO CAREGIVER’S GUIDE TO DEMENTIA RESOURCES
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...
Keeping Things Positive for Patients and Caregivers
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...
Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Denver's Virtual Dementia Tour gives insight to what it's like for caregivers.
Spreading the Joy of Gentle Medical Care
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...
Innovation In Dementia Care
Socially assistive robot designed to help people living with dementia and overburdened caregivers.
Demystifying Death: Denver caregiver for the dying brings reverence to patients’ final days
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....
Music: A Total Brain Workout
"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast 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.
Providing supportive care to families dealing with serious illness
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...
Dumbbells for the brain?
Jigsaw puzzles can hone cognitive function, trigger good feelings
A Piece of History
Boulder jigsaw-puzzle company makes big fans of baby boomers