Walk to End Alzheimer’s comes to Denver Sept. 17

Thousands of loved ones, caregivers and supporters of Coloradans living with Alzheimer’s disease will come together Saturday, Sept. 17, for the Denver Walk to End Alzheimer’s. One of 13 Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Walks to End Alzheimer’s in 2022, the Denver Walk will raise funds to provide essential services to families and support research to […]

Early Alzheimer’s Clues

Changes in behavior or personality may be the first signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Memory loss is not the only sign of dementia; losing interest in your favorite activities or getting unusually anxious, aggressive or suspicious may also be symptoms.

Aging smarter: Top tips for better brain health

By Dr. Greg Kaczmarczyk, family physician with New West Physicians ~ We all have misplaced our keys or forgotten someone’s name more times than we probably want to admit. We tend to chalk up these momentary memory lapses to our busy schedules or even stress. As it turns out, occasional forgetfulness can be a normal […]

Financial Focus: Sept. 2022

What should Alzheimer’s caregivers know? ~ By Jeremy Laufer ~ If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or is starting to show symptoms, you will face some real challenges. Navigating the Alzheimer’s experience involves a long journey, and there’s no easy answer for how you can cope with your […]

Anthem Memory Care Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating for All Communities

Anthem Memory Care is the first stand-alone memory care provider to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating for facility operations and management for all 21 communities. The rating from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), recognizes Oregon-based Anthem Memory Care for its commitment to promoting a safer and healthier environment for its residents, employees and families.

Difficult family conversations about Alzheimer’s

Tough conversations: driving, doctor visits and Alzheimer’s ~ When family members suspect a loved one may be facing Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, among the toughest conversations to have with them is the need to visit the doctor for a diagnosis. Soon after that comes the equally challenging talk about driving – and […]

Youth, Seniors with Dementia Celebrate Unplugged Summer

With summer in full swing, a group of 8th graders and seniors with dementia took part in a cherished summer tradition. They celebrated the dog days of summer with an old-fashioned picnic in the park at Highline Place, an Anthem Memory Care community located at 6767 S. Broadway, Littleton. The 8th graders are participants in the Challenge […]

Alzheimer’s and extreme heat: exercise caution

As temperatures rise, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone’s safety, but these conditions can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  “Alzheimer’s disease causes a number of changes in the brain and body that may affect the individual’s safety, including changes in sensitivity to temperatures,” said Meg […]

Lemonade Stand to Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Fight

The public is invited to enjoy some good old-fashioned lemonade while supporting the fight against Alzheimer’s. Residents at Greenridge Place, an Anthem Memory Care community in Westminster, will host the lemonade stand to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter. The residents will help make the lemonade and sell cups of the sweet drink […]

Empowering the Caregiver

Littleton Memory Care Community Hosts Resource Fair for Families Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia ~ Family members with loved ones suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia now have somewhere to turn for more information. Willowbrook Place, an Anthem Memory Care community will host a dementia care provider fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July […]

Dogs & Music Helping Those with Dementia for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

What do dogs and music have in common? They are both being used in out-of-the-box solutions to improve the quality of life for those suffering from dementia. Local memory care communities have found that having their residents play with dogs and engage with music is helping those dealing with dementia open up, improve cognitive skills […]

SilverBills is recruiting caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s related dementias to receive a free year of bill management services funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health

June 2022. SilverBills has been awarded a $1.9 Million Small Business Innovation Research (“SBIR”) grant from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health (Award Number R44AG074126). The direct to Phase II SBIR award will fund the development of additional features of SilverBills that address legal and financial challenges faced by the […]

Faster Processing of Disability Claims for those with Alzheimer’s Disease

Currently, more than five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.  Since the onset of Alzheimer’s can occur in people before they retire, it may strike during an individual’s working years, preventing gainful employment as the disease progresses.

Holiday gift ideas for people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers

Holidays can be stressful enough, but when you add in a person living with dementia, gatherings with family and friends become more complex. Finding the right gift for our loved ones can be challenging. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a caregiver holiday guide that shows how, with careful planning, family celebrations can be a meaningful part […]

Alzheimer’s warnings often show during holidays

It isn’t surprising that the time when family members are most likely to recognize the first signs of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in a loved one comes during the holiday season. This year, family members and friends may not have seen one another for months or longer due to COVID distancing. When they do […]

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