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					Colorado Chapter Newsletter                                                                                       Winter 2006
Published quarterly for our families, donors, volunteers,                                                         www.alzco.org
advocates and friends in the Alzheimer community                                                                   303-813-1669




Donate to the Alzheimer’s Association on your                     Colorado tax payers donate an average of $8.00 on their tax
Colorado State Income Tax form!                                   returns. Your gift can make a difference no matter the size.

The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is listed on the     The number of families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease
2005 Colorado State Income Tax form. What this means is           continues to grow at a rapid pace. Our inclusion in Checkoff
that you as a Colorado tax payer can donate all or part of your   Colorado will raise funds to enable the Chapter to provide
refund to the Alzheimer’s Association by simply lling in a box   critical information about Alzheimer’s disease and to teach
on the 2005 tax form. Even if you owe money on your state         caregiving skills and techniques to families and caregivers in
taxes, you can still make a donation on the tax form.             order to improve their quality of life.


                                                    In This Issue:
   Caregiver . . . . . . . . .    .   .   4   Support Groups .        ..   .   .   .   18   Volunteers . . . . . . . . . . 27
   Events . . . . . . . . . . .   .   .   6   Learning Institute       .   .   .   .   22   Giving Opportunities . . . 28
   Medicare . . . . . . . . . .   .   .   7   Memory Walk . .         ..   .   .   .   24
   Educational Programs           .   .   8   En Español . . . . .    ..   .   .   .   26
STAFF                                                                                                        BOARD              OF   DIRECTORS
Linda Mitchell, MSW . . . . . President, CEO                                                                 Susan Barnhill, Chair
                                                                                                             Christopher Binkley, Vice Chairman
Colorado Springs Office
                                                                                                             Eugenia Pritchett, MD, Secretary
Chey Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant
Janet Kolb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Director                                       David Harris, Esq., Treasurer
                                                                                                             Robert Rottman, Esq., Member at Large
Denver Office                                                                                                John Maxfield, Esq., Immediate Past Chairman
Rob Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Volunteer Coordinator
Wendy Braun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         Program Data Coordinator                             Cal Cox                      David Powell, Jr. Esq.
Balbina Contreras . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           Receptionist                                         Elenora Crichlow             Kile Powers
Rosemarie Critchfield . . . . . . . . . . .             Outreach Coordinator                                 Walt DeHaven                 Scott Richards
Linnette Cruz, MA . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           Helpline Coordinator                                 Ross Fox                     Kathy Seidel
Cheryl Dunaway, LCSW . . . . . . . . .                  Vice President of Programs                           Terrie Fontenot              John Sladek, Ph.D
Joanne Fisher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        Memories in the Making Event Coordinator             Nathan Hooks                 John Tighe
Amelia Grundy, MS . . . . . . . . . . . . .             Education Director                                   Steve Martin                 Joe Wyskiel
Eve Halterman, MBA. . . . . . . . . . . .               Director of Multicultural Initiatives                Deborah Ortega
Renee Herrera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         Administrative Specialist
Pat Holley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Family Services Director
Inge Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       Vice President of Administration                     ADVISORY BOARD
Janet Hubert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       Grants Coordinator                                   Phillip Dispense, Chairman   Ruth Nelson
Gwen Ippen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       Memories in the Making Program Coordinator           Jim Baldwin                  Edwin L. Novak
Leslie Klane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     Vice President of Corporate Relations                Paul Bell, PhD               Michael Opatowski
Carol Mongé, MBA . . . . . . . . . . . . .              Director of Communications                           Carolynn Bond                Bernard Poskus, Esq.
Robyn Moore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         Vice President of Development                        Rita L. Cohen, RN            Jim Prugh
Sheryl Plutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Accountant                                           Val Dean, MD                 Hank Robinson
Judi Pring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Special Programs Coordinator                         Janet Feder                  Barbara Sandstrom
Marcia Reish, RN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           Early Stage Services Coordinator                     John Fielder                 Charles Turner, Esq.
Jackie Roth, MSW. . . . . . . . . . . . . .             Family Options Coordinator                           Helen J. Ginsburg            Jerry Weeter
Claudine Ryals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        Outreach Coordinator                                 Saul Locker                  Don White
Keith Swanson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         Vice-President of Finance and Technology             Ward Lucas
Mary Ann Wertz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           Development Database Specialist                      Jerry Mills
Durango Office/Southwest Colorado
Elaine Stumpo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Director                                           This newsletter is published quarterly by the
                                                                                                             Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter, a
Fort Collins Office/Northern Colorado                                                                        non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. Materials
Emmalie Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant                                      received from any other organization may not
Laury Dennis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Director                                          use the registered logo shown on the cover of
Julie Hartman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Officer                                        this newsletter, and should not be considered
                                                                                                             as representing the Alzheimer’s Association
Greeley/Evans Office/Northeast Colorado                                                                      Colorado Chapter.
Bonnie Wacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Director
Connie Berman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Memory Walk Coordinator                                       Copyright by Alzheimer’s Association Colorado
                                                                                                             Chapter, except where specifically stated
Grand Junction Office/Western Slope                                                                          otherwise. Permission is hereby granted to all
Annie Smyth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Director                                          Alzheimer’s Association Chapters to excerpt
Pueblo Office/Southern Colorado                                                                              materials from this newsletter for use in their
Barbara Caudle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Regional Director                                             public information programs. We would be
Betty Nufer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Officer                                      grateful to receive a copy of such reprints.
Jill Suazo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administrative Assistant


MEDICAL-SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE                                                                                 Editor    Carol Mongé
                                                                                                             Assistant Editor Su Coursen
Paul Bell, PhD                                 José M. Lafosse, PhD               Donald Murphy, MD
Eugene A. DuBoff, MD                           Alan Lazaroff, MD                  David Patterson, MD
Fred Feinsod, MD                               Robert McCartney, MD               Eugenia H. Pritchett, MD
Christopher M. Filley, MD                      Frank B. McGlone, MD               Stuart Schneck, MD         carol.monge@alz.org
Glenn Gade, MD                                 Nora Morgenstern, MD
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                                  W          e are excited to embark on a
                                  New Year that is sure to bring about many
                                                                                  We look forward to utilizing their skills
                                                                                  and talents as we continue to move
                                  changes within our Chapter. The need            forward with our ambitious goals for
                                  to grow and expand our level of service         growth. Together with our returning
                                  continues to escalate as Alzheimer’s disease    board members, we will all make a
                                  impacts more Coloradoans.                       significant difference in the lives of
                                                                                  thousands of Colorado families.
                                  We could not accomplish our mission
                                  without the dedication of our volunteer         The past two decades have produced
                                  leadership. The Board of Directors is made      tremendous progress and have laid the
                                  up of committed, caring individuals with a      foundation for major breakthroughs in
                                  variety of talents to provide the expertise     prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for
~Linda Mitchell, President, CEO
                                  to continually “raise the bar” for the          the years ahead.
                                  Alzheimer’s Association. Many of the board
                                  members serve six years and contribute          AWARE, our auxiliary that raises funds
                                  enormous amounts of time, energy, and           for disease prevention research awarded
                                  resources to fuel the growth of the Chapter.    University of Colorado a three-year grant
   Our sincere best                                                               totaling $240,000. Dr. Victoria Pelak will
   wishes for a                   We would like to extend our gratitude           study three-dimensional perception in
                                  to two board members who served out             people with Alzheimer’s, amnestic mild
   wonderful and                  their terms: Jerry Mills (golf chair, finance   cognitive impairment, and healthy older
                                  committee chair, treasurer) and Jim Prugh       adults using a virtual-reality-based tests
   prosperous                     (development committee chair and member         in order to develop an early marker of
   New Year!                      of numerous other committees throughout         Alzheimer’s.
                                  the years). They have made a tremendous
                                  contribution and their dedication and           The sixth annual Memories Lost and
                                  passion for our cause has been unwavering.      Found fund raising luncheon was another
                                                                                  huge success with over 600 people
                                  Special thanks also to Ron Stepien and          attending raising $240,000 (see page 6).
                                  Jose Lafosse who completed three-year
                                  terms on the board and Kathy Klugman            It is imperative to keep this momentum
                                  who served as the liason with AWARE             going if we are to provide hope to all
                                  for two years. Ron represented southern         those affected by this terrible disease
                                  Colorado and was enormously helpful in          and to find a cure before it penetrates
                                  growing our fundraising events in Pueblo.       future generations. Your confidence and
                                  Jose has provided wonderful leadership          financial investment makes our work
                                  for our Latino Outreach Initiative for the      possible.
                                  last three years and also headed the huge
                                  Latino Memory Walk team during that
                                  time. We will miss all these wonderful
                                  individuals very much!
                                                                                  Linda Mitchell, President & CEO
                                  It is with great pleasure that we welcome       linda.mitchell@alz.org
                                  the following new members to the Board
                                  of Directors:
                                  Cal Cox, Calcon Constructors
                                  Terrie Fontenot, AWARE Liasion
                                  David Powell, Jr., Brownstein,
                                  Hyatt & Farber
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Caregiving




                 New Year’s Resolution: Avoid Caregiver Stress

                                                             Take care of yourself
                                                             Do you accept assistance                    Do you talk to others about
                                                             from others?                                your feelings?
                                                             You can’t do everything. Attempting         You may think that no one understands
                                                             to handle it all yourself will only         what you are going through. Holding
                                                             lead to burnout, depression and             in your feelings, however, will only
                                                             resentment toward the person in             make you feel isolated and emotionally
                                                             your care. You are not failing as           neglected. Sharing your experiences
                                                             a caregiver by asking others for            with others may help you put things
                                                             assistance. When friends and family         into perspective.
                                                             offer help, accept it. Also look
                                                             into community resources that               Consider joining a support group,
                                                             offer a break from your caregiving          there are 87 groups statewide. See
                                                             responsibilities.                           page 18 for a complete listing.



                 Be a healthy caregiver
                 Taking care of yourself is one of the           community services such as adult            the person with Alzheimer’s and
                 most important ways to be a healthy             day care or in-home companion               other family members.
                 caregiver. Here are some ways:                  services to care for your loved one
                                                                 while you take a break.                 •   Be realistic. Many of the
                 •   Know what resources are available.                                                      behaviors that occur are beyond
                     Adult day care, in-home assistance,     •   Manage your stress level. Stress            your control and the control
                     visiting nurses and Meals-on-               can cause physical problems                 of the person with Alzheimer’s.
                     Wheels are just some of the                 and changes in behavior. If you             Grieve your losses, but also focus
                     services that can help you.                 experience symptoms of caregiver            on the positive moments.
                                                                 stress, use relaxation techniques
                 •   Become an educated caregiver.               that work for you, and consult a        •   Give yourself credit, not guilt. You
                     As the disease progresses, new              physician.                                  are doing the best you can. Don’t
                     caregiving skills are necessary. Find                                                   feel guilty because you can’t do
                     information on alzco.org or call        •   Accept changes as they occur.               more. Your loved one needs you,
                     us 24/7 at 800-272-3900.                    People with Alzheimer’s change and          and you are there – that should
                                                                 so do their needs. They often require       make you feel proud.
                 •   Get help. Seek the support of               care beyond what you can provide
                     family, friends, and community              on your own. Investigate care
                     resources. Join a support group.            services such as in-home caregiver
                                                                 services and residential care.           Call the Alzheimer’s Association,
                 •   Take care of yourself. Watch your                                                          we’re here for you 24/7
                     diet, exercise and get plenty of        •   Do legal and financial planning.                  at 800-272-3900.
                     rest. Make time for shopping,               Consult an attorney to discuss
                     lunch with friends or even a                legal, financial and care issues. If
                     golf outing. Take advantage of              possible and appropriate, involve



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                                                                                                                                 Early Stage Alzheimer’s
Taking Action If You Have Early Alzheimer’s
New research is finding that people       Topics will vary at each monthly           The class will be held from
with early Alzheimer’s disease are        session from balancing safety and          10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the
capable and often interested in taking    independence, research updates, mind/      Alzheimer’s Association office
a more active role in learning ways       body exercises, and talking to others      at 455 Sherman St., Ste. 500
to live with memory loss and seek         about Alzheimer’s.
stimulating and meaningful activities.                                               • Wednesday, January 25
                                          The Taking Action Guidebook will be        • Monday, February 13
Taking Action: Living with Memory         used for discussions as well as a          • Wednesday, March 22
Loss is a new program offered to          take-home personal and practical
people with mild memory loss related      guide. The class is free but the cost      Registration required. To register
to early Alzheimer’s or mild cognitive    of the Taking Action Guidebook is $10.     or for more information contact
impairment who are interested in          A family member may attend if the          Marcia Reish at 303-813-1669 or
taking an active role in managing         person with memory loss desires.           marcia.reish@alz.org
changes associated with memory loss.



   A message to people with early stage
   Alzheimer’s or memory loss
   You were not given a choice about developing
   Alzheimer’s disease. However, you can make many other
   choices, once you know the diagnosis. You can choose
   to seek information, or not. You can choose to get
   help, or not. You can choose to stop fighting the disease
   and to work with the disease. You can make a choice
   to be angry or not. You can even choose to find
   good things in the midst of the bad things. It is your
   choice.

   If you decide to seek information and support,
   this decision will give you and your family a huge          There are many ways to deal with changes in our lives.
   advantage. It might even mean that you and your             Taking Action is a personal and practical guide developed
   family will be less angry, frustrated and perplexed.        with valuable input from people living with early
   In other words, if you make the decision to seek            Alzheimer’s. This guide is a tool for those diagnosed
   information and support, you are making a decision to       with Alzheimer’s disease to proactively face these
   walk down an easier path.                                   changes.




New this year at the Annual Symposium:
Early Stage Alzheimer’s Conference on May 3rd
This one day conference for people diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s, their care partners, family members, and
healthcare professionals will be held the day before the Annual Symposium which is on May 4th & 5th. This learning and
sharing conference will focus on issues important to individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s. For more information, or to
receive a registration form call 303-813-1669.

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Events




         Memories Lost and Found Event
                              The sixth annual Memories Lost and          Mulgrew. Ms. Mulgrew is probably most recognizable
                              Found 2005 luncheon kept with               as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager or as
                              AWARE’s tradition of a being a              “Mrs. Columbo.” The role that this veteran actor has now
                              wonderfully poignant event with over        taken is perhaps not her happiest, but certainly one of her
                              600 guests raising more than $240,000       most significant. She is a national spokesperson for the
                              for disease prevention research. The        Alzheimer’s Association. Learning firsthand of this disease
                              event began with a reception and the        through its impact on her mother, Kate says her favorite
                              Memories Market followed by a noon          word is HOPE.
                              luncheon with guest speaker Kate



             Save the Date! Memories in
             the Making Art Auction
             This is an event not to miss! You’ll have an opportunity
             to purchase beautiful and compelling vibrant
             watercolors drawn by people with Alzheimer’s disease.
             These professionally framed works of art will make a
             wonderful addition to your art collection.
             Each year artwork created in more than 60 Memories
             in the Making sites throughout Colorado culminates
             in art auctions to raise funds to support the work of
             the Alzheimer’s Association. Professional art juries
             choose the final artwork, which are astonishing works
             of art.


             Memories in the Making Art Auctions
             Call for ticket information
             Pueblo:                        Ft. Collins/Loveland:         Denver/Boulder:               Colorado Springs:
             Sunday, April 23               Thursday, June 1              Thursday, June 15             Date and Place not
             4:00 to 8:00 pm                6:00 to 10:00 pm              6:00 to 10:00 pm              yet set
             Pueblo Country Club            Dan Ostermiller Studio        Belmar Event Center
             719-544-5720                   Loveland (100 W. 1st St.)     Lakewood
                                            970-472-9798




                                                                        Keynote speakers:
                       17th Annual Symposium                            • Ron Petersen, PhD, MD, Director of the Alzheimer’s
                        May 4th and 5th, 2006                             Disease Center at the Mayo Clinic and Vice Chair of
                                                                          the National Scientific and Advisory Committee.
                         Four Points Sheraton                           • Wayne Caron, PhD, Assistant Professor, University
                                                                          of Minnesota, and author of, “Alzheimer’s Disease:
                          I-25 & Hampden                                  The Family Journey.”


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                                                                                                                                 Medicare
Medicare Part D:
May 15th is the deadline to choose your plan
If any of the following statements apply to you or your         If you currently have prescription drug coverage, you
family member, then you must review your current coverage       should have been notified by your insurance plan if your
to assure that it is as good as, or better than the Medicare    current coverage is at least as good as Medicare’s. Please
prescription drug coverage plans offered in Colorado. After     be sure to read all of your mail that pertains to your
the May 15th deadline an additional premium fee may be          insurance coverage and any mail from the Centers for
assessed for late enrollment.                                   Medicare & Medicaid.

                                                                If you have a family member who needs assistance
    “I have Original Medicare and a Medigap                     making a determination, please help that person by
    (Supplement) policy with drug coverage.”                    contacting the Access to Benefits Coalition-Colorado
                                                                at 1-800-503-5190 for free guidance. You can also
    “I have Medicare and Medicaid, and I get my drug            contact the Medicare Web site (www.medicare.gov),
    coverage from Medicaid.”                                    or call 1.800.Medicare.

    “I have a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO              Once you have enrolled, you will begin receiving
    or PPO) or other Medicare Health Plan.”                     coverage on the first day of the month following the
                                                                month of enrollment. For example, if you enroll in a
    “I have Original Medicare only, or Original                 plan on Jan. 10, 2006, your coverage will begin on
    Medicare and a Medigap (Supplement) Policy but I            Feb. 1, 2006.
    have no drug coverage.”

    “I am a retiree and I have drug coverage through my
    (or my spouse’s) employer or union.”




   Be Ready for Doctor’s Visits
   How often have you left a doctor’s office and realized         The program offers specific tools and strategies to improve
   that you forgot to ask an important question, omitted          communication and understanding, covering these critical
   mentioning one of the medications you take or simply left      topics:
   out an important symptom you recently noticed?                 - How to communicate effectively with a physician
                                                                  - How to prepare for and maximize time during a doctor
   Partnering with Your Doctor, a program offered by the            visit by using care, medication and appointment logs
   Alzheimer’s Association hopes to help prevent these            - How to strengthen the partnership with the physician
   scenarios. The program assists people with memory loss         - How to lower stress and ensure the best health care
   and their loved ones in receiving the best possible health       possible
   care through improved cooperation with their physicians.




   Call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

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Programs




               The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease
                If you are concerned about your own memory, someone who has
                memory problems, or someone who has been formally diagnosed
                with Alzheimer’s disease, the following programs are designed to help
                you.
                The Alzheimer’s Association recommends that those who are new
                to the disease take one of these basic programs in order to develop a
                foundation and before continuing on with Meeting the Challenges of
                Caregiving educational series. The programs are designed for those in
                the early stages of the disease. The Association offers several program
                formats to choose from with varying time commitments.



           Here are some of the questions that will     Getting Started: When the                    Early Stage Strategy Series
           be answered in these programs:               Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s                     Who should attend: Individuals formally
                   What is dementia?                    Who should attend: designed for              diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or
                                                        caregivers or family members of              dementia and their caregiver.
                   What is normal memory loss?
                                                        people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or
                   How will I, as a caregiver, keep                                                  This in-depth three week course
                                                        dementia.
                   a person with Alzheimer’s                                                         is designed for people with early
                                                        This full-day program is designed for        Alzheimer’s and their caregiver to help
                   disease safe?
                                                        busy family members, professional and        them understand the diagnosis and how
                   How do I get a good diagnosis?       volunteer caregivers, and friends of         to begin planning for the future.Together
                   As a newly diagnosed person          those with dementia. You will learn          they will gain an understanding of the
                   with Alzheimer’s disease,            the basics about the disease, handling       disease and the common changes that
                   how will I adjust? How               daily living challenges, preparing for the   will occur. They will learn key strategies
                                                        progression of the disease, and behavioral   for living with Alzheimer’s disease that
                   long will I be able to drive?
                                                        and communication issues. Also covered       will enrich their lives. (Orientation to
                                                        is information about Durable Medical         Early Alzheimer’s is recommended prior
           All About Alzheimer’s                        Power of Attorney.                           to participating in this series)
           Who should attend: the general public, Orientation to Early                               Week 1: Understanding early Alzheimer’s
           those concerned about loved ones with Alzheimer’s                                         Common changes to expect
           memory loss, or if you are experiencing
           memory loss yourself.                     Who should attend: Individuals formally         Week 2: Daily living strategies
                                                     diagnosed with dementia, their caregiver,       Practical tips to safely deal with
           This is a one-hour general information family and friends.                                changes
           session for anyone interested in learning
           about the difference between normal This concise two-hour session covers                  Week 3: Legal, financial, and resource
           memory loss due to aging and memory memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease                information
           loss associated with dementia. You will and the first steps in planning for the
           learn about the Alzheimer’s disease future. The latest treatments for the
           process and resources available for those disease are discussed.
           with Alzheimer’s and their families and
           caregivers.

               While these four programs form the core of the Basic Series, you will find additional general information programs in your
               community. Please see complete schedule of Family Resource Programs starting on page 10.
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                                                                                                                                  Programs
Meeting the Challenges of Caregiving

                                            LEGAL   AND FINANCIAL

                                              Do I need an elderlaw attorney?       SAVVY CAREGIVER PROGRAM

                                                                                      Caring for someone with
                                              How do I take over managing the
                                                                                      Alzheimer’s disease is a specialty
                                              finances?
                                                                                      requiring specific skills and an
                                                                                      attitude that contributes to the
                                            CAREGIVER    CHALLENGES                   well being of both the caregiver
                                              How will I keep a person with the       and the person with the disease.
                                              disease safe?                           This program enables caregivers
                                                                                      to develop a sense of control and
                                              As a new caregiver, what do I need      mastery within the caregiving
                                              to know?                                role. Most people involved in
                                                                                      care do it out of family love
                                              What kind of communication and          and obligation but have no
                                              behavior challenges will we face as     training in how to effectively
These programs are a wonderful                the disease progresses?                 handle the challenges of this
                                                                                      enormous job. Savvy Caregiving
source of information and answers
                                            MEDICAL    AND RESEARCH                   comes complete with a caregiver
for family members and caregivers                                                     manual and CD-ROM to help
to help cope with some of the more            How does Medicare and Medicaid          participants learn the critical tasks
                                              work?                                   in caregiving.
complex issues that arise throughout
the disease. These programs answer the
most frequently asked questions and
                                              What are the medications for
                                              Alzheimer’s patients and how do
concerns that family and caregivers           they work?
typically deal with. All of our offices
offer these programs on a rotating basis.     Are there new medications coming
                                              out?
The Challenges of Caregiving series is
designed for those in the middle to late    CONTINUUM     OF   CARE OPTIONS
stages of the disease.
                                              Does a person with Alzheimer’s
If you don’t see a program that addresses     have to move into a nursing
your immediate needs, please let us           home?
know so we can add it to our program
offerings. Or, if you see something           How do I determine if an assisted
you like that’s not offered in your           living facility or nursing home is
                                              the right one?                          Programs in the Metro Denver
community, call us so we can add it to
                                                                                      area are sponsored in part by
the schedule.
Here are some questions that will be          What does it mean to be a
addressed in these programs.                  caregiver for a person in a care
                                              facility?



                        For Programs In your Community, Please See “Family Resource Programs”
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Programs




                                              FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAMS
                Awareness and General Information            The Basic’s of Alzheimer’s Disease       Meeting The Challenges of Caregiving
                                        (Each Program is Color Coded. See Pages 8 & 9 for Program Description)
                                               Register online at: alzco.org/eventcalendar.asp

                Alamosa                                                          Colorado Springs
                Normalizing Activities                                           Maintain Your Brain
                Thursday, March 30 – 11:00 am to 12:30 pm                        Wednesday, January 11 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
                Sacred Heart Church, 715 4th                                     Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
                What would your family member be doing if they didn’t            Take steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive
                have Alzheimer’s? Let’s look at ways of finding everyday         workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of
                activities that keep people with memory loss happily             your overall wellness goals. Reservations or information:
                involved in life. Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or         719-266-8773 or email janet.kolb@alz.org.
                email barbara.caudle@alz.org.
                                                                                 Savvy Caregiver Series
                                                                                 Thursday, January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9 and 16 –
                Berthoud                                                         9:00 am to 12:00 noon
                                                                                 Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 North Hancock
                Berthoud Programs are offered at the Berthoud
                                                                                 (See page 9 for program description.) Reservations and
                Community Center, 248 Welch. Reservations required:              attendance at all sessions required: 719-266-8773 or email
                call 970-472-9798 or register online at www.alzco.org.           janet.kolb@alz.org.

                Partnering with Your Doctor                                      Staying at Home – Finding the Resources
                Thursday, January 12 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm                        Saturday, January 21 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
                Persons with memory problems and their care partners             First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade
                will learn how working closely with the doctor can               Panel discussion by members of the Senior Education
                improve their health care. This class focuses on practical       Alliance: elder attorney Trudi Michel, home care agencies
                tips and tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.   Summit Home Health and Right at Home, and care
                                                                                 management organization Life Care Solutions. Reservations
                Memory Café                                                      or information: 719-266-8773 or email janet.kolb@alz.org.
                Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
                Celebrate and share memories, music and fun with                 Partnering with Your Doctor
                caregivers, spouses, family members and people with early-       Wednesday, January 25 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
                stage Alzheimer’s or memory loss. Information will be            Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
                available on Alzheimer’s and the Association support services.   Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve
                                                                                 your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and tools
                                                                                 to get the best results from each doctor visit. Reservations or
                Canon City                                                       information: 719-266-8773 or email janet.kolb@alz.org.
                Savvy Caregiver Workshop
                                                                                 Come Look at Our New Home!
                Friday, March 24 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
                                                                                 Wednesday, January 25 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
                St. Thomas More Hospital, Board Room, 1338 Phay Ave.
                                                                                 Alzheimer’s Association, 2315 Bott Avenue
                (See page 9 for program description.)                            We have moved to a new location on Bott Avenue (right across
                Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or email                     from Silver Key). Join us for a celebration – post holiday/
                barbara.caudle@alz.org. Class size is limited.                   welcome 2006/new home open house! Reservations or
                                                                                 information: 719-266-8773 or email janet.kolb@alz.org.

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Pampering Day                                                  Caring in the Late Stages
Saturday, February 4 – 8:30 am to 2:00 pm                      Saturday, April 8 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 North Hancock             First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade
A day just for caregivers to enjoy restful and relaxing ways   Staff from Pikes Peak Hospice and Right at Home will
to reduce stress, provided free by several organizations.      talk about how to care for a loved one in the later stages
Massage, journaling, aromatherapy, facials and more.           of the disease. Physical and emotional needs for both the
Reservations required: 719-266-8773 or email                   person with Alzheimer’s and the caregiver become even
janet.kolb@alz.org.                                            greater, and both organizations will offer tips on how to
                                                               ease the transition. Reservations or information:
What is Memory Loss?                                           719-266-8773 or email janet.kolb@alz.org.
Wednesday, February 8 – 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Avenue
Join us for a discussion of what memory loss is, how           Cortez
it affects lives and what it means for those who are
caregivers. We will even provide some tips on how to           Cortez Programs are offered at Vista Mesa Assisted
live with minor memory lapses. This group will decide if       Living Residence, 1206 North Mildred Road.
they want to continue as a support group at the church,        Reservations required: call 970-259-0122 or email
facilitated by the Alzheimer’s Association.                    elaine.stumpo@alz.org.
Reservations or information: 719-266-8773 or email
janet.kolb@alz.org.                                            Partnering with Your Doctor
                                                               Wednesday, January 18 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
When Your Loved One is Somebody Else                           Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve
Saturday, February 18 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am                    your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and
First Lutheran Church, 1515 North Cascade                      tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.
Join Dr. Karen Underwood, psychologist, as she talks
about the behaviors that can occur with someone who            Roundtable Discussion
has a dementia, especially in a home setting. In addition,     Friday, February 17 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
we will role-play and discuss how to structure your day        These discussion groups center on the needs of the
at home to help your loved one decrease catastrophic           participants. Topics can include general Alzheimer’s
reactions. Reservations or information: 719-266-8773 or        information, caregiver stress or dealing with behavior
email janet.kolb@alz.org.                                      issues.

Getting Started: When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s
Tuesday, February 21 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 North Hancock
                                                               Denver
(See page 8 for program description.)                          Denver Metro Programs, unless otherwise indicated,
Reservations required: 719-266-8773 or email                   are offered at the Alzheimer’s Association Office,
janet.kolb@alz.org. Donation of $10 for lunch.                 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver. Reservations
                                                               required: call 303-813-1669 or register online at
Partnering with Your Doctor                                    www.alzco.org.
Tuesday, March 21 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 North Hancock             Savvy Caregiver Series
                                                               Tuesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14 –
Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve
                                                               10:00 am to 12:00 noon
your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and
tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.          (See page 9 for program description.)
Reservations or information: 719-266-8773 or email             Reservations and attendance at all sessions required: 303-
janet.kolb@alz.org.                                            813-1669 or email judi.pring@alz.org.

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                                            FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAMS
                Awareness and General Information         The Basic’s of Alzheimer’s Disease      Meeting The Challenges of Caregiving
                                       (Each Program is Color Coded. See Pages 8 & 9 for Program Description)
                                             Register online at: alzco.org/eventcalendar.asp



                Maintain Your Brain                                          S.O.S. (Support for Our Situation) for Long Distance Caregivers
                Friday, January 13 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am                    Wednesday, January 25 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
                Kaiser Permanente-Rock Creek, 280 Exempla Circle,
                                                                             This education/support group meets quarterly to address
                Lafayette
                                                                             topics relevant to long distance caregivers.
                Take steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive
                                                                             Taking Action: Living with Early Stage Memory Loss
                workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of
                                                                             Wednesday, January 25 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                your overall wellness goals.
                                                                             Monday, February 13 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                                                                             Wednesday, March 22 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                Orientation to Early Alzheimer’s
                Friday, January 13 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon                  This is a monthly program for individuals with early
                                                                             stage Alzheimer’s or Mild Cognitive Impairment. Family
                (See page 8 for program description.)
                                                                             members may attend. See page 5 for details.
                Reservations required: 303-813-1669 or email
                marcia.reish@alz.org.                                        Reservations required: 303-813-1669 or email marcia.reish@a
                                                                             lz.org. One time fee of $10 for the Taking Action guidebook.
                Early Stage Strategy Series
                Monday, January 16, 23 and 30 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon       Moving Forward
                                                                             Thursday, January 26 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                (See page 8 for program description.)
                Reservations and attendance at all sessions required:        Learn about a healthy grieving process, and tools to
                303-813-1669 or email marcia.reish@alz.org. Suggested        manage grief during Alzheimer’s disease.
                donation of $25 per family.
                                                                             Quality of Life: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and
                Maintain Your Brain                                          Staying Safe
                Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm                   Wednesday, February 1 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
                Kaiser Permanente-Arapahoe, 5555 East Arapahoe Road,
                                                                             Learn practical tips for dealing with safety issues in the
                Centennial
                                                                             home, in the community and behind the wheel of a car.
                Take steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive   If you are concerned about the safety of your loved one
                workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of    with Alzheimer’s disease, this class is designed for you.
                your overall wellness goals.                                 Reservations required: 303-813-1669 or email
                                                                             judi.pring@alz.org.
                All About Alzheimer’s
                3rd Thursday each month: January 19, February 16,            Savvy Caregiver Series
                March 16 – 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm                             Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2 and 9 – 6:00 pm
                                                                             to 8:00 pm
                (See page 8 for program description.)
                                                                             TLC’s Chamber Center, 3551 North Chambers Road,
                No reservations required!
                                                                             Aurora
                                                                             (See page 9 for program description.)
                                                                             Reservations and attendance at all sessions required:
                                                                             303-813-1669 or email judi.pring@alz.org.
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Reverse Mortgages: Pros and Cons                             Savvy Caregiver Series
Thursday, February 2 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm                    Monday, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3 and 10 – 10:00 am
                                                             to 12:00 noon
A reverse mortgage can be a source of tax-free income        Douglas H Buck Community Recreation Center, 2004 W
by converting home equity into spendable cash while          Powers Ave, Littleton
allowing you to retain ownership of your home. Our
presenter, Doni Dolfinger, Reverse Mortgage Specialist       (See page 9 for program description.)
with Universal Lending Corp., has 14 years experience        Reservations and attendance at all sessions required:
with reverse mortgages and will be discussing pros and       303-813-1669 or email judi.pring@alz.org.
cons.
                                                             Late Stage Care: Communication through the Senses
Partnering with Your Doctor                                  Thursday, March 9 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Thursday, February 9 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                    In the later stages of dementia verbal communication
City of Lafayette Senior Center, 103 South Iowa Avenue,      is difficult. Using the five senses may be an alternative.
Lafayette                                                    Join us as we explore the sense of smell by using
Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve       essential oils and learn about their applications.
your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and   Aromatherapy can also relieve caregiver stress and boost
tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.        the immune system.

Orientation to Early Alzheimer’s                             Veteran’s Benefits: What You Need to Know
Saturday, February 11 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon               Friday, March 10 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
                                                             Colorado State Veterans Home, Community Room
(See page 8 for program description.) Reservations           1919 Quentin Street, Aurora
required: 303-813-1669 or email marcia.reish@alz.org.
                                                             Learn about the process of qualifying for benefits and
Memory Café                                                  view the facility at the Fitzsimmons campus. This
Thursday, February 16 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                   program will be facilitated by Gary Lathrop, veteran’s
Johnson Adult Day Center, 3444 South Emerson Street,         services officer, Adams County.
Englewood
Join us for a special Sweetheart Café. Enjoy music,          Orientation to Early Alzheimer’s
socializing and dancing with your Valentine at the           Saturday, March 18 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Memory Café.                                                 (See page 8 for program description.)
                                                             Reservations required: 303-813-1669 or email
Getting Started: When the Diagnosis is Alzheimer’s           marcia.reish@alz.org.
Saturday, February 18 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(See page 8 for program description.)                        Caregiver Coping Skills: Making Sense of Challenging
A suggested donation of $15 includes lunch and materials.    Behavior
                                                             Tuesday, March 21 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Paying for Long Term Care                                    St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 3350 White Bay
Tuesday, February 21 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm                    Drive, Highlands Ranch

Participants will learn about advanced directives, and how   Learn practical tips and strategies to enhance your
to finance long-term care for a person with dementia.        caregiving skills in this interactive two-hour workshop.

Maintain Your Brain                                          Selecting a Care Community
Thursday, February 23 – 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm                Thursday, March 30 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Take steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive   This seminar provides families with important tips
workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of    on how to select a care community for their family
your overall wellness goals.                                 member.
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                                        FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAMS
           Awareness and General Information           The Basic’s of Alzheimer’s Disease    Meeting The Challenges of Caregiving
                                   (Each Program is Color Coded. See Pages 8 & 9 for Program Description)
                                         Register online at: alzco.org/eventcalendar.asp

            Durango                                                      Fort Collins
            Durango Programs are offered at the Alzheimer’s              Pizza Party for Parents and Kids
            Association Office, 701 Camino Del Rio, Suite 319.           Friday, January 27 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
            Reservations required: call 970-259-0122 or email            Alzheimer’s Association Office, 415 Peterson Street
            elaine.stumpo@alz.org.                                       Get acquainted with other families with children/teens of
                                                                         parents or grandparents with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about
            Partnering with Your Doctor                                  resources and build a network of friends. Reservations or
            Thursday, February 23 – 7:00 pm 9:00 pm                      information: 970-472-9798 or email laury.dennis@alz.org.
            Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve       Memory Café
            your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and   Friday, February 4 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
            tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.        Ft Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree

            Maintain Your Brain                                          Celebrate and share memories, music and fun with
                                                                         caregivers, spouses, family members and people with
            Tuesday, March 7 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
                                                                         early-stage Alzheimer’s or memory loss. Information will
            Take steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive   be available on Alzheimer’s and the Association support
            workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of    services. Reservations or information: 970-472-9798 or
            your overall wellness goals.                                 email laury.dennis@alz.org.

                                                                         Memory Loss – Is It Normal or Not?
                                                                         Saturday, February 11 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
            Estes Park                                                   Ft Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree
                                                                         Learn how to differentiate between ‘normal’ and
            Estes Park Programs are offered at United Methodist          ‘abnormal’ memory loss and the connection between a
            Church, 1509 Fish Hatchery Road. Reservations required:      healthy body and a healthy brain. Try some brain exercises
            call 970-472-9798 or register online at www.alzco.org.       that you can do on a daily basis to keep your brain
                                                                         healthy.Registration required: 970-472-9798 or email
            Memory Café                                                  laury.dennis@alz.org.
            Friday, February 10 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
            Celebrate and share memories, music and fun with             Savvy Caregiver Series
            caregivers, spouses, family members and people with          Thursday, February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 –
                                                                         10:00 am – 12:00 noon
            early-stage Alzheimer’s or memory loss. Information will
                                                                         Alzheimer’s Association Office, 415 Peterson St.
            be available on Alzheimer’s and the Association support
            services.                                                    (See page 9 for program description.) Reservations and
                                                                         attendance at all sessions required: 970-472-9798 or email
            Partnering with Your Doctor                                  laury.dennis@alz.org.
            Friday, March 24 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                                                                         Orientation to Early Alzheimer’s
            Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve       Monday, March 13 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
            your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and   Alzheimer’s Association Office, 415 Peterson Street
            tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.        (See page 8 for program description.) Reservations or
                                                                         information: 970-472-9798 or email laury.dennis@alz.org.
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Fort Morgan                                                       Orientation to Early Alzheimer’s
                                                                  Tuesday, March 14 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
When is it Time?                                                  Community Hospital, 2021 N 12th St, Lower Level
Wednesday, January 4 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm                         Conference Room
Fort Morgan Museum, 414 Main Street                               (See page 8 for program description.)
Whether it’s taking away the car keys or deciding on              Reservations required: 970-256-1274 or email
residential care, family members are challenged by the            annie.smyth@alz.org.
choices they must make as they care for someone with
dementia. Reservations required: 970-392-9202 or                  Memory Café
email bonnie.wacker@alz.org.                                      Friday, March 17 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
                                                                  Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit, 622 281⁄4 Rd.
Partnering with Your Doctor
                                                                  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and share memories, music
Thursday, February 2 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
                                                                  and fun with caregivers, spouses, family members and
Fort Morgan Museum, 414 Main Street
                                                                  people with early-stage Alzheimer’s or memory loss.
Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve            Beverages and snacks provided. Reservations required:
your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and        970-256-1274 or email annie.smyth@alz.org.
tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.
Reservations required: 970-392-9202 or email                      Partnering with Your Doctor
bonnie.wacker@alz.org.                                            Tuesday, March 21 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                                                                  Community Hospital, 2021 N 12th St, Lower Level
Capturing Memories                                                Conference Room
Thursday, March 2 – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Eagle Eye Photography, 102 Aspen                                  Learn how working closely with your doctor can
                                                                  improve your health care. This class focuses on practical
Learn how to preserve the memories of your loved ones             tips and tools to get the best results from each doctor
with digital memory preservation, scrap booking and
                                                                  visit. Reservations required: 970-256-1274 or email
journaling. Share valuable family history and photographs
with the person with memory loss and preserve those               annie.smyth@alz.org.
memories for generations to come. Reservations required:
970-392-9202 or email bonnie.wacker@alz.org.
                                                                  Greeley/Evans
Grand Junction
                                                                  Greeley/Evans programs are offered at the Alzheimer’s
Savvy Caregiver Series                                            Association Office, 3001 8th Avenue, Evans.
Tuesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14 –              Reservations required: call 970-392-9202 or email
10:00 am to 12:00 noon                                            bonnie.wacker@alz.org.
Community Hospital, 2021 N 12th St, Lower Level
Conference Room                                                   When is it Time?
                                                                  Saturday, January 14 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
(See page 9 for program description.) Reservations and
attendance at all sessions required: 970-256-1274 or email        Whether it’s taking away the car keys or deciding on
annie.smyth@alz.org.                                              residential care, family members are challenged by the choices
                                                                  they must make as they care for someone with dementia.
Memory Café
Friday, January 27 – 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm                           Partnering with Your Doctor
Aspen Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit, 622 281⁄4 Road         Saturday, February 11 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Celebrate and share memories, music and fun with caregivers,      Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve
spouses, family members and people with early-stage Alzheimer’s   your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and
or memory loss. Beverages and snacks provided. Reservations       tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.
required: 970-256-1274 or email annie.smyth@alz.org.
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                                            FAMILY RESOURCE PROGRAMS
                Awareness and General Information        The Basic’s of Alzheimer’s Disease    Meeting The Challenges of Caregiving
                                       (Each Program is Color Coded. See Pages 8 & 9 for Program Description)
                                            Register online at: alzco.org/eventcalendar.asp


                Caregiving, Dementia and Depression                        Monte Vista
                Saturday, March 11 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
                Is depression prevalent in people with dementia? Is        Normalizing Activities
                depression common in caregivers? Learn the signs and       Thursday, March 30 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
                symptoms of depression and techniques for prevention       Calvary Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 2160 Sherman
                and intervention.                                          (off Hwy 160)
                                                                           What would your family member be doing if they didn’t
                LaJunta                                                    have Alzheimer’s? Let’s look at ways of finding everyday
                                                                           activities that keep people with memory loss happily
                Normalizing Activities                                     involved in life. Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or
                Tuesday, March 14 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am                   email barbara.caudle@alz.org.
                Woodruff Memorial Library, 6th at Colorado Avenue
                What would your family member be doing if they didn’t      Montrose
                have Alzheimer’s? Let’s look at ways of finding everyday
                activities that keep people with memory loss happily       Orientation to Early Alzheimer’s
                involved in life. Reservations required: 719-544-5720      Friday, February 24 – 9:30 am to 11:30 am
                or email barbara.caudle@alz.org.                           Montrose District Senior Recreation Center, 1800 Pavilion Dr.
                                                                           (See page 8 for program description.)
                Lamar                                                      Reservations required: 970-256-1274 or email
                                                                           annie.smyth@alz.org.
                Normalizing Activities
                Thursday, February 23 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am               Pagosa Springs
                Lamar Community Building, Meeting Room, 610 South 6th
                                                                           Maintain Your Brain
                What would your family member be doing if they didn’t
                                                                           Tuesday, March 28 – 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
                have Alzheimer’s? Let’s look at ways of finding everyday
                                                                           Pine Ridge Extended Care Center, 119 Bastille Drive
                activities that keep people with memory loss happily
                involved in life. Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or   Take steps toward a brain-healthy future. This interactive
                email barbara.caudle@alz.org.                              workshop gives you the tools to make brain health part of
                                                                           your overall wellness goals. Reservations Required:
                Las Animas                                                 970-259-0122 or email elaine.stumpo @alz.org

                Normalizing Activities                                     Pueblo
                Thursday, February 23 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
                Bent County Health Care Center, Classroom, 810 West 3rd    All About Alzheimer’s
                                                                           Friday, January 13 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
                What would your family member be doing if they didn’t
                                                                           Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1157 West Abriendo
                have Alzheimer’s? Let’s look at ways of finding everyday
                activities that keep people with memory loss happily       (See page 8 for program description.)
                involved in life. Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or   Reservations or information: 719-544-5720 or email
                email barbara.caudle@alz.org.                              barbara.caudle@alz.org.

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Humor 101 for Caregivers                                           Sterling
Friday, January 27 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am                          Sterling programs are offered at the Heritage Center,
AARP Information Center (Sunset Plaza), 1117 South                 821 N. Division. Reservations required: call 970-392-9202
Prairie Avenue (next to ARC Thrift Store)
                                                                   or email bonnie.wacker @alz.org.
Our speaker will share the benefits of appropriate humor
and how it can benefit families and caregivers. Reservations       When is it Time?
required: 719-544-5720 or email barbara.caudle@alz.org.            Thursday, January 26 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Early Stage Caregiving                                             Whether it’s taking away the car keys or deciding on
Tuesday, January 31 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon                       residential care, family members are challenged by the choices
Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1157 West Abriendo                 they must make as they care for someone with dementia.

Discuss how to care for a loved one in the beginning               Partnering with Your Doctor
stages of the disease. Reservations required:                      Thursday, February 23 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
719-544-5720 or email barbara.caudle@alz.org.
                                                                   Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve
Late Stage Caregiving                                              your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and
Tuesday, January 31 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm                           tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.
Alzheimer’s Association Office, 1157 West Abriendo
Discuss how to care for a loved one in the late stages of          Capturing Memories
the disease. Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or                Thursday, March 23 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
email barbara.caudle@alz.org.                                      Learn how to preserve the memories of your loved ones
                                                                   in this interactive workshop featuring digital memory
Savvy Caregiver Series                                             preservation, scrap booking and journaling. Share
Friday, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3 and 10 –                   valuable family history and photographs with the person
10:00 am to 12:00 noon                                             affected by memory loss and preserve those memories for
University Park Care Center, Rainbow Room, 945                     generations to come.
Desert Flower Blvd
(See page 9 for program description.) Reservations and             Trinidad
attendance at all sessions required: 719-544-5720 or email
barbara.caudle@alz.org. Class size is limited.
                                                                   Partnering with Your Doctor
The Effects of Caregiving on Families                              Friday, January 20 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Tuesday, February 7 – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon                       H.R. Sayre Senior Center, Rino Room, 1222 San Pedro
AARP Information Center (Sunset Plaza), 1117 S Prairie             Learn how working closely with your doctor can improve
Ave (next to ARC Thrift Store)                                     your health care. This class focuses on practical tips and
Counselor Viann Powers, NCC, LPC, LMFT, of Powers                  tools to get the best results from each doctor visit.
Counseling Resources, Inc., will discuss the issues faced by the   Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or email
families of people who are dealing with chronic degenerative       barbara.caudle@alz.org.
diseases, such as grief, loss and guilt. Reservations required:
719-544-5720 or email barbara.caudle@alz.org.

Memory Café
Wednesday, February 8 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
SRDA, First Floor, 230 Union                                          24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900
Sponsored by Belmont Senior Care
Celebrate and share memories, music and fun with caregivers,          One call to the Alzheimer’s Association can be the first
spouses, family members and people with early-stage                   step in helping people with Alzheimer’s, their families
Alzheimer’s or memory loss. Information will be available             and caregivers to regain some control and confidence
on Alzheimer’s and the Association support services.                  in their lives.
Reservations required: 719-544-5720 or email
barbara.caudle@alz.org.
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                                                     Adams County                            Englewood
                                                                                             First Plymouth Congregational Church
                      SUPPORT GROUPS                 Brighton                                3501 South Colorado Blvd
                      Listings by County             Brighton Senior Center                  MEN’S GROUP SOUTH
                                                     575 Bush Street                         Larry Barrett 303-750-3404
                                                     Arlene Peterson 303-426-4408            Carl Sperry 303-798-5289
                       If someone you love is        2nd & 4th Thursday        10:00 am      3rd Tuesday               12:00 noon
                       suffering from Alzheimer’s
                       disease, there is something   Federal Heights                         Greenwood Village
                                                     Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park          Heritage Club-
                       you can do to help them
                                                     2000 West 92nd Avenue                   6450 South Boston Street
                       and yourself. Plan to visit                                           Sue Rosser 720-201-9358/303-796-7643
                       an Alzheimer’s Association    Pauline Sandoval 303-428-6827
                                                     Trisha Culp 303-882-8160                Maureen Shul 720-733-0491
                       Support Group this month.
                                                     Last Saturday             1:00 pm       2nd Thursday               7:00 pm
                       There are no costs or
                       commitments to attend.                                                Greenwood Village
                                                     Thornton                                Heritage Club
                                                     North Valley Rehabilitation Hospital    6450 South Boston Street
                       All groups meet once a
                                                     8451 Pearl Street                       BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
                       month. Due to occasional      (Respite care available by RSVP)
                       changes in schedules,                                                 Sue Rosser 720-201-9358/303-796-7643
                                                     Deanna Olson 303-286-5097
                       you are encouraged to                                                 4th Tuesday
                       directly contact the group    2nd Tuesday                  10:00 am                               7:00 pm
                       facilitator, or you may                                               Littleton
                                                     Alamosa County                          Life Care Center of Littleton
                       call 1-800-272-3900 or
                       303-813-1669 for additional                                           1500 West Mineral Avenue
                                                     Alamosa                                 Carole Bromgard
                       information.                  Evergreen Nursing Home                  & Bobbi Sheffield 303-763-8623
                                                     1991 Carrol                             2nd Wednesday                 7:00 pm
                       The Alzheimer’s               Tara Kuhns 719-589-4951
                       Association requests          3rd Thursday            9:30 am         Archuleta County
                       that service providers,
                       students and product                                                  Pagosa Springs
                                                     Arapahoe County
                       representatives refrain                                               Pine Ridge Extended Care Center
                                                                                             119 Bastille Drive
                       from attending support        Aurora                                  Donna Audetat 970-731-4330
                       groups sponsored by the       Garden Terrace
                                                                                             Last Tuesday             12:00 noon
                       Association. The purpose      1600 South Potomac
                       of the support group is for   Sharon Schlotthauer 303-627-6001        Bent County
                       family members to share       John Fultz 303-693-6185
                       with one another in a         1st Thursday               1:00 pm
                                                                                             Las Animas
                                                                                             Candace Zamora 719-456-1340
                       confidential setting.                                                 Call for information.
                                                     Aurora
                                                     Wellspring Assisted Living
                       Support groups for                                                    Boulder County
                                                     11901 East Mississippi Avenue
                       individuals diagnosed         ADULT CHILDREN’S GROUP
                       with early Alzheimer’s                                                Boulder
                                                     (Supervised Care Available by RSVP)     East Boulder Senior Center
                       are available in some         Gale Nichter, LCSW 303-337-6130         5660 Sioux Drive
                       locations. Contact your
                                                     1st Wednesday                7:00 pm    Anne Togher 720-562-4470
                       local chapter office for                                              1st Thursday               12:00 noon
                       information or                Centennial
                       1-800-272-3900.                                                       Longmont
                                                     Sunrise Assisted Living at Orchard
                                                                                             Longmont Senior Center
                                                     5975 South Holly Street
                                                                                             910 Long’s Peak Avenue
                                                     Clarice DeWitt 303-694-4591
                                                                                             Kim Yuskis 303-651-8414
                                                     3rd Tuesday                   7:00 pm   2nd Tuesday            12:00 noon
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                                                                                                                          Support Groups
Louisville                             Denver                                      Lone Tree
Louisville Senior Center               Centura Senior Health Center                Cornerstone Baptist Church
900 West Via Appia                     1601 Lowell (1st floor conference room)     9941 Lone Tree Parkway
Selena Jarmillo 303-335-4919           Carolyn Bergman 303-899-5483                FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA
Lorna Beard 303-665-9052               3rd Tuesday                      10:00 am   Terencia Beauvais-Nikl 303-985-2440
2nd Thursday               6:00 pm                                                 2nd Tuesday                5:00 pm
                                       Denver
Broomfield County                      Christ Episcopal Church                     El Paso County
                                       2950 South University Blvd
Broomfield                             (room 215, use southeast doors)
                                       June Early 303-781-2320                     Calhan
Broomfield Nursing Center
                                       Carol Matthews 303-512-0220                 United Methodist Church
12975 Sheridan Blvd
                                       2nd Monday                  1:00 pm         555 Denver Avenue
(Supervised Care Available by RSVP)
                                                                                   Sandy Clarke 719-266-8773
Becky Hicks 303-466-7695               Denver                                      3rd Monday                7:00 pm
3rd Wednesday                6:45 pm   Colorado Psychiatric Hospital
                                       4200 East 8th Avenue                        Colorado Springs
Chaffee County                         (west entrance, 2nd floor)                  Brighton Gardens
Salida                                 FRONTOTEMPORAL DEMENTIA                     1685 South 21st Street
Sally Kennett 719-539-3341             Terencia Beauvais-Nikl 303-985-2440         Pat Hardeman 719-266-8773
Call for support and information.      Arlene Wright 303-632-0348                  1st Wednesday            1:30 pm
                                       3rd Tuesday                 4:30 pm
Delta County                           Denver                                      Colorado Springs
Cedaredge                              Total Longterm Care, Cody Center            Broadmoor Community Church
Grand Mesa Southern Baptist Church     8405 West Alameda Avenue                    315 Lake
110 S.E. Jay Avenue                    BI-LINGUAL SPANISH-ENGLISH                  NEW GROUP
Karen Coble 970-835-3113               Nelly Diaz 303-894-0144                     (call Alzheimer’s Association
2nd Monday                 10:00 am    3rd Thursday               1:30 pm          719-266-8773 for details)
                                                                                   Day and time TBA
Delta                                  Denver
Heaven’s View Apartments               University Park Methodist Church
                                       2180 South University Blvd                  Colorado Springs
1445 Porter Court                                                                  First Lutheran Church, Luther Hall
Jane Francese 970-874-5021             (north entrance)
                                       Susan Cseresnyes 303-722-0623               1524 North Tejon
Last Wednesday             6:00 pm                                                 Mary Anne Cooper 719-266-8773
                                       4th Saturday               10:00 am
Paonia                                                                             2nd Tuesday                 1:30 pm
                                       Denver
Paonia Care and Rehab Center
                                       Windsor Gardens, Aspen Room                 Colorado Springs
1625 Meadowbrook Blvd
                                       595 South Clinton                           First Presbyterian Church
Maxine Wilson 970-527-4837
                                       Joyce Gremel 303-758-5564
3rd Wednesday             6:00 pm                                                  219 East Bijou (room 431)
                                       Lara Center 303-202-2925                    Paula Doughty 719-266-8773
Denver County                          4th Monday                6:30 pm           2nd Thursday              7:00 pm
Denver                                 Douglas County
                                                                                   Colorado Springs
Alzheimer’s Association Office         Castle Rock                                 Liberty Heights
455 Sherman, Suite 500                 Brookside Inn                               12105 Ambassador Drive
DOWN’S SYNDROME and                    1297 S. Perry St.                           (Respite care available)
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE                    Teri Dicciardello 800-272-3900              Amy O’Dair 719-266-8773
Linda Barth 303-797-1699               1st Tuesday                 7:00 pm         1st & 3rd Thursday       11:00 am
3rd Friday every other month 9:30 am
                                       Highlands Ranch
Denver                                 Alterra Clare Bridge                        Colorado Springs
Centro San Juan Diego                  9160 South University Blvd                  Penrose Hospital, Cancer Room A
2830 Lawrence Street                   (Supervised Care Available by RSVP)         2215 North Cascade Avenue
SPANISH ONLY                           Christine Hendricks 303-683-2555            ADULTS WITH AGING PARENTS
Eve Halterman Valdes 303-813-1669      John Breyel 303-403-2937                    Cynthia Margiotta 719-266-8773
3rd Saturday               10:00 am    2nd Saturday                 10:00 am       4th Monday                 6:30 pm
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Support Groups




                 Colorado Springs                           Rifle                                        Wheat Ridge
                 Sunrise Assisted Living at University      Colo State Veterans Adm Nursing Home         Daybreak
                 Park                                       851 East 5th Street                          3227 Chase Street
                 2105 University Park Blvd                  Janet Elkins 970-876-2790                    MEN’S GROUP NORTHWEST
                 Gloria Sojourner 719-266-8773              3rd Monday                   7:00 pm         (Supervised care available by RSVP)
                 3rd Tuesday                   6:30 pm                                                   (brown bag lunch)
                                                            Gunnison County                              Tom Reiter 303-869-4758
                 Colorado Springs                           Gunnison                                     2nd Thursday                 12:00 noon
                 Village at Skyline                         Family Services Conference Room
                 2365 Patriot Heights                       225 North Pine                               Kit Carson County
                 (building 1, 3rd floor library)            Karin Stewart 970-641-7984                   Burlington
                 Paula Doughty 719-266-8773                 4th Monday                  5:00 pm          The Legacy A.L.
                 1st Thursday                    10:30 am                                                233 South 9th
                                                            Huerfano County
                                                                                                         Kathy Meyers 719-346-8396
                 Colorado Springs                           Walsenburg                                   4th Tuesday               7:00 pm
                 Woodmen Valley Chapel                      CO State Veteran Nursing Home
                 290 East Woodmen Road                      235000 US Hightway 160                       La Plata County
                 Myrna Sitzer 719-266-8773                  Deb Schmukal 719-738-5134
                 2nd Tuesday               6:30 pm          Bryan Ortiz 719-738-2750                     Durango
                                                            3rd Wednesday             1:30 pm            Alzheimer’s Association Office
                 Fremont County                                                                          701 Camino Del Rio, 3rd floor
                                                            Jefferson County                             Elaine Stumpo 970-259-0122
                 Canon City                                                                              4th Thursday                 7:00 pm
                                                            Arvada
                 Skyline Ridge                              Nightingale Lane
                 515 Fairview                                                                            Durango
                                                            12805 West 65th Way                          Durango La Plata Senior Center
                 Dawn McDermott 719-275-0665                Vicki McCarthy 303-424-8777
                 3rd Wednesday          3:00 pm                                                          2429 Main Avenue
                                                            3rd Monday               6:30 pm             GENERAL CAREGIVER
                                                            Arvada                                       SUPPORT GROUP
                 Florence                                                                                (includes lunch, RSVP required)
                 Colo State Veteran’s Nursing Home          United Methodist Church
                                                            6750 Carr Street                             Elaine Stumpo 970-259-0122
                 903 Moore Drive
                                                            Jean Almquist 303-422-3029                   3rd Wednesday               10:30 am
                 Toni Rubio and
                 Andrea Kottenstette 719-784-6331           Mary Slote 303-421-6435
                                                            4th Friday
                                                                                                         Larimer County
                 3rd Thursday                 1:30 pm                                  9:00 am
                                                            Golden                                       Estes Park
                 Garfield County                            Golden Pond Retirement Community             United Methodist Church
                                                            1270 North Ford (Hwy 93 and Pine Ridge Rd)   1509 Fish Hatchery Road
                 Carbondale                                 Linza Douglas 720-272-2231                   Call for info 970-472-9798
                 Carbondale Town Hall                       3rd Saturday                  10:00 am       3rd Tuesday                10:00 am
                 511 Colorado Avenue
                 Deana Jacoby 970-963-1500                  Lakewood                                     Ft Collins
                 2nd Wednesday             6:30 pm          First Presbyterian Church of Lakewood        Alzheimer’s Association Office
                                                            8210 West 10th Avenue                        415 Peterson Street
                 Glenwood Springs                           (Supervised care available)                  SPOUSE’S GROUP
                 Glen Valley Care Center                    Michelle Nelson 303-429-9750                 Pam Lewis 970-498-0781
                 2305 Blake Avenue                          Linda Oberg 720-963-0563                     2nd and 4th Tuesday          10:00 am
                 Ken Most 970-945-5476                      1st Saturday                 1:00 pm
                 1st Thursday                  6:30 pm      Lakewood                                     Ft Collins
                                                            Kaiser Permanente                            Alzheimer’s Association Office
                 Parachute                                  8383 West Alameda Avenue                     415 Peterson Street
                 Mesa Vista Assisted Living                 (Mimosa Room, 2nd floor)                     2nd GENERATION (ADULT
                 7200 East Sipprelle Drive                  Sue Petrovski 303-237-8726                   CHILDREN)
                 Helen McLay 970-285-1844                   Harriet Sear 303-674-4146                    Yvonne Myers 970-482-0198
                 2nd Tuesday                7:00 pm         2nd Tuesday                10:00 am          3rd Wednesday                7:00 pm
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                                                                                                                                 Support Groups
Loveland                               Montrose County                               Summit County
First Christian Church
2000 North Lincoln Avenue              Montrose                                      Frisco
Judith McIntosh 970-669-7069           Valley Manor Care Center                      Summit County Community
3rd Thursday              9:00 am      1401 South Cascade                            & Senior Center
                                       Sandy Roberts 970-249-9634                    151 Peak One Blvd (main office)
Loveland                               2nd Thursday             6:00 pm
First United Methodist Church                                                        Beth Koran 970-668-2940
6th & Grant                            Morgan County                                 Ben Helmke 970-468-7619
Lu Ann Smith or                                                                      1st Monday                 7:00 pm
Dolores Pancoast 970-223-5711          Brush
1st Wednesday               10:00 am   Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center                Teller County
                                       122 Hospital Road (RSVP required for lunch)
Las Animas County                      Val Romero 970-842-6610                       Woodland Park
                                       3rd Monday                    11:30 am        Woodland Park Senior Center
Trinidad                                                                             312 North Center Street
H.R. Sayre Senior Center               Fort Morgan                                   Paula Levy 719-266-8773
1222 San Pedro                         Hillcrest Apartments                          1st Tuesday               3:15 pm
Karen Krick 719-845-9202
                                       1100 Linda Street
2nd Tuesday              10:00 am                                                    Weld County
                                       Bonnie Wacker 970-392-9202
Logan County                           2nd Monday               6:30 pm
                                                                                     Evans
Sterling                               Otero County                                  Alzheimer’s Association Office
Sterling Regional Medical Center                                                     3001 8th Avenue
615 Fairhurst                          Rocky Ford                                    ADULT CHILDREN’S GROUP
Cynthia Mills 970-526-7901             Pioneer Health Center                         Jennifer Peterson 970-353-3370
1st Tuesday                 1:30 pm    900 512th                                     Bonnie Wacker 970-392-9202
                                       Renetta Reyes 719-254-3314                    2nd Thursday                 7:00 pm
Mesa County                            2nd Saturday             2:00 pm
                                                                                     Evans
Grand Junction                         Pitkin County                                 Alzheimer’s Association Office
The Commons, 625 271⁄2 Road
Jim Campbell 970-245-8379              Aspen                                         3001 8th Avenue
Last Wednesday            9:00 am      Pitkin County Senior Center                   SPOUSE’S GROUP
                                       275 Castle Creek Road                         Virginia Schmidt 970-304-0974
Grand Junction                         Rita Cohen, RN 970-923-2560                   4th Tuesday                  9:30 am
Crossroads United Methodist Church     1st Wednesday               7:30 pm
30 Road & Patterson                                                                  Fort Lupton
Carolyn Lee Pacheco 970-234-4498       Prowers County                                Fort Lupton Recreation Center
3rd Tuesday                 7:00 pm                                                  203 Harrison Avenue
                                       Holly                                         Debbie Burkhalter 303-710-0979
Grand Junction                         Anita Brodecky 719-537-6555                   3rd Wednesday              5:00 pm
First Christian Church                 Call for information and support.
1326 North 1st Street                                                                Windsor
Linda Bynum 970-257-1123               Pueblo County                                 Faith United Church of Christ
1st Thursday             1:00 pm                                                     1020 Walnut
Moffat County                          Pueblo                                        Bonnie Wacker 970-392-9202
                                       Alzheimer’s Association Office                3rd Friday                 1:00 pm
Craig                                  1157 West Abriendo
Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehabilitation   Barb Caudle 719-544-5720                      Yuma County
943 West 8th Drive                     3rd Thursday                 9:00 am          Wray
Regina Grinolds 970-824-3985           4th Wednesday                9:00 am          Hillcrest Care Center
3rd Saturday              2:00 pm
                                       Routt County                                  360 Canyon Ridge Road
Montezuma County                                                                     Don Crow 970-332-4555
Cortez                                 Steamboat Springs                             3rd Thursday                7:30 pm
Vista Mesa Assisted Living             Yampa Valley Medical Center
1206 North Mildred                     940 Central Park Place (VNA Lounge)
Linda Malinsky 970-564-1888            Barbara Bronner, LCSW 970-879-8942
3rd Wednesday              7:00 pm     3rd Tuesday                 1:30 pm
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Alzheimer’s Learning Institute




                                 Alzheimer’s Learning Institute
                                 Learning for Leaders in Dementia Care
                                 As the number of people with dementia continues to rise at an alarming rate, so are families seeking help from professional
                                 caregivers. The Institute trains professional caregivers for this demanding profession giving them the necessary tools to
                                 provide quality care for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

                                 Why the Alzheimer’s Learning Institute?
                                 Faculty                                        Alzheimer’s care coordinators,                 Important information
                                 The Faculty are experts in dementia            administrators, nurses, social workers,
                                 care with an average of ten years              occupational and physical therapists,          • Now you can find out about
                                 experience in their field. They provide        CNAs, activity professionals, clergy,            new classes and register online!
                                 practical, how-to approaches critical to       home care providers, hospice workers             Just go to http://www.alzco.org/
                                                                                and others who work in the field of              proeventcalendar.asp.
                                 quality dementia care.
                                                                                Alzheimer’s care.                              • Cost: $35.00/class unless
                                 Session Locations                                                                               otherwise noted.
                                 The Learning Institute offers courses          Certificate in Dementia Care                   • Registration is required for all
                                 statewide. Onsite training is also offered.    Upon completion of 32 hours of                   classes 48 hours in advance.
                                                                                course work, participants will receive a
                                                                                Certificate in Dementia Care from the          • Classes will be cancelled if
                                 Job Satisfaction                               Alzheimer’s Association.
                                                                                                                                 attendance is fewer than 5
                                 In a 2004 survey, 81% of all supervisors                                                        people.
                                 agreed that their staff ’s confidence and                                                     • For registration forms and
                                 job satisfaction improved greatly after                                                         information call Amelia Grundy
                                 attending classes.                                                                              at 303 813-1669 or 888 535-3241 or
                                                                                                                                 email amelia.grundy@alz.org.
                                 Who Should Attend?

                                 Locations
                                 Colorado Springs            Denver                      Ft. Collins               Greeley                    Pueblo
                                 Namaste Alzheimer’s Care    Alzheimer’s Association     Harmony Presbyterian      Alzheimer’s Association    (New Location – near the
                                 2 Penrose Blvd.             455 Sherman St., Ste. 500   Church                    3001 8th Ave • Evans, CO   Pueblo fairgrounds)
                                                                                         400 Boardwalk                                        Sunset Plaza
                                                                                                                                              1117 S. Prairie Ave.


                                 Core Courses - Required to complete your 32-hour Certificate
                                 Communication: A meeting of                     Behaviors: Responding to                       Teamwork in the Dementia
                                 the minds or of the hearts?                     reality or perceptions?                        Care Setting
                                 Practice successful methods of                  Participants will learn how to assess          Identify your team responsibilities
                                 communicating with people in all                and respond to behaviors exhibited             and how to be an effective team
                                 stages of dementia.                             by individuals with dementia.                  member in a dementia care setting.
                                 Denver:                                         Denver:                                        Denver:
                                 Thursday, February 2 – 9 am to 12 noon          Wednesday, February 8 – 1 pm to 4 pm           Tuesday, March 7 – 9 am to 12 noon
                                 Colorado Springs:                               Colorado Springs:
                                 Friday, February 10 – 1:00 to 4 pm              Friday, February 10 – 9 am to 12 noon
                                                                                 Ft. Collins:
                                                                                 Friday, March 10 – 9 am to 12 noon


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                                                                                                                                   Alzheimer’s Learning Institute
Electives
Late Stage Dementia Care                                       Training Dementia Care Staff
Participants will identify the special needs, examine the      Learn how to design and implement effective staff trainings.
barriers and explore solutions for caring for individuals
in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease.                    Denver:
                                                               Wednesday, February 22 – 9 am to 12 noon
Denver:
Thursday, January 12 – 9 am to 12 noon                         Activities for Men
                                                               Find ways to engage the men in your dementia care
Activities                                                     setting by building on life stories and integrating activity
Discover how to incorporate activities into the daily          focused care into daily life.
lives of people with dementia.
                                                               Denver:
Fort Collins:                                                  Thursday, March 2 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Friday, January 13 – 9 am to 12 noon
                                                               Music: A Key to Memories & Minds
Assessment & Documentation                                     Learn practical, ‘hands-on’ techniques to enhance ADL’s,
Participants will hone their documentation skills by           interact with behaviors and strengthen self-esteem in
reviewing techniques to assess whether their program is        people with dementia. No musical talent required!
appropriate for a specific individual.
                                                               Pueblo:
Pueblo:                                                        Friday, March 10 – 9 am to 12 noon
Friday, January 13 – 9 am to 12 noon
                                                               Validation Therapy
Alzheimer’s: The Disease Process                               Validation is a way of caring for and connecting with
Examine the current theories of the disease process and        people with Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will learn
identify modifications in care throughout the disease.         how to increase dignity and quality of life for the elderly
Pueblo:                                                        with dementia and how to reduce frustration for caregivers.
Friday, January 13 – 1 pm to 4 pm                              Pueblo:
                                                               Friday, March 10 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Sexuality and Intimacy
Explore the intimate needs of individuals with dementia        Family Interactions
and identify interventions that promote respect and dignity.   Through case scenarios and role play, participants will
Denver:                                                        practice techniques for interacting with families.
Tuesday, January 17 – 1 pm to 4 pm                             Denver:
                                                               Tuesday, March 14
More Behaviors                                                 1 pm to 4 pm
Experiencing aggressive behaviors when bathing
residents? Are clients wandering? Practice techniques
and share problem solving ideas with other participants.
This class is a follow-up to the core behavior class.
Denver:
Friday, January 27 – 9 am to 12 noon

The Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care
Do you have knack? Come find out as you learn about this
innovative approach to caring for people with dementia.
Greeley:
Friday, February 17 – 9 am to 12 noon
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Memory Walk




                                           A Big Thank You
                                           With your help over $1 million was raised!
                                       We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all participants and supporters
                                                           of this year’s Colorado Memory Walk.

                                At 14 walk sites, a record number of walkers came together to support 62,000 Coloradoans
                                  living with Alzheimer’s disease. Memory Walk is our largest fundraising event and helps
                                      raise awareness about Alzheimer’s. The funds raised help increase our services
                                       statewide and enable us to reach even more of those in need of our support.


                    Alamosa                   Denver                    Fort Morgan                    Loveland             Sterling
                    Colorado Springs          Durango                   Grand Junction                 Montrose             Walsenburg
                    Cortez                    Fort Collins              Greeley                        Pueblo



                                                Thank you to all our local, statewide,
                                                      and national sponsors!
                                                                          Statewide
                       National Sponsors                             Presenting Sponsors                          Statewide Sponsor




                                                                               Photo by Tara Quigley

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                                                                                                                               Memory Walk
The Colorado Chapter lends a hand to     sponsorship of Memory Walk, Life         asked Coloradoans to participate in
help sister chapters in the Gulf Coast   Care Center employees form strong        a Memory Walk in their community.
The Colorado Chapter contributed         Memory Walk teams year after year.       The Jake Plummer Foundation has
2%, or $20,000 of revenues raised                                                 named the Alzheimer’s Association
from Memory Walk to sister chapters      Online registration was a huge           as one of the local non-profits they
in Louisiana and Mississippi to          success! Many of you used this           support. We thank Jake Plummer for
help support over 115,000 people         website to communicate with your         supporting our Chapter and are proud
with Alzheimer’s and their families      team and to send emails across           to have such a wonderful advocate for
whose lives have been devastated by      the country. Contributions came          our cause.
Hurricane Katrina.                       from South America, Europe, and
                                         Asia. Watch for new user-friendly
Thank you to our Teams and Team          improvements to website next year.
Captains! Many of you held
fundraising events throughout the year   Media partners help spread the word.
and the effort you gave to Memory        Our partnership with CBS 4 was
Walk speaks of your dedication. Team     instrumental in publicizing Memory
captains will be receiving periodical    Walk across the state. We also want to
Memory Walk updates. Call us to be       thank all the local media sponsors for
included in these mailings.              supporting our cause.

Thank you to our Memory Walk             Jake Plummer, Quarterback, Denver
sponsors. We are especially grateful     Broncos and the Jake Plummer
for the outstanding support from our     Foundation.
Statewide Presenting Sponsors, Life      Jake Plummer joined us this year by
Care Centers of America and Life         appearing in TV spots where he
Care at Home. Life Care has been
with us from our first Memory Walk
in 1989. In addition to their loyal    We look forward
                                       to seeing all of
                                          you again
                                          next year.




                                                       Photo by Tara Quigley                      Photo by Tara Quigley
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En Español




              Grupo de Apoyo “Familias Latinas”
              La Asociación de Alzheimer invita         estimula a las personas con problemas   Para más información, llame a la
              a los cuidadores de familiares con        de la memoria sin causar frustración.     Asociación de Alzheimer al
              pérdida de memoria a participar                                                           303-813-1669.
              en nuestras reuniones de apoyo y                       ¿Cuándo?
              educación en el Centro San Juan                el tercer sábado de cada mes
              Diego. Nuestras reuniones son
              especialmente para ofrecerles a los                       enero:
              cuidadores de habla hispana una                          el día 21
              oportunidad para aprender sobre
              problemas de la memoria, para recibir                    febrero:
              información sobre los servicios de                       el día 18
              apoyo disponibles, para compartir
              información, y para hacer actividades                    marzo:
              mentales para mantener la salud                          el día 18
              cerebral.
                                                                     ¿Dónde?
              A la vez, los miembros de familia               Centro San Juan Diego                        por Daniel Rodriquez
              que sufren de pérdida de memoria             2830 calle Lawrence en Denver
              pueden participar en una sesión
              de arte, un programa especial de                        ¿Hora?
              la Asociación de Alzheimer que                     10 a.m. - mediodía




              Caminata para la Memoria 2005
              El equipo “Familias Latinas a tu Lado” fue todo un éxito
              en la Caminata para la Memoria anual de la Asociación
              de Alzheimer este pasado septiembre. Por tercer año
              consecutivo, se integraron más de 75 personas de todas las
              edades para formar uno de los equipos más grandes del
              evento. Los miembros de “Familias Latinas a tu Lado”
              disfrutaron de la caminata en el parque y de los premios
              que se dieron a cada familia participante. Estamos muy
              agradecidos al artista local, Tony Ortega, que nos hizo
              el diseño para la playera que todos los integrantes del
              equipo recibieron gratis. También damos las gracias a los
              patrocinadores del equipo: De Hecho, que nos promocionó
              el evento, Spanish in Focus que donó fondos para cubrir
              parte del gasto de las playeras, e Image Impressions que nos
              hizo las playeras a muy bajo costo.




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                                                                                                                                       Volunteer
Volunteer Corner
Rob Allen
                                            health service organization? Without      worthy as the Alzheimer’s Association.
                                            a doubt, it’s the more than 700           According to a study by the Harvard
                                            volunteers who give of themselves         Business School, most workers list
                                            tirelessly every month to help deliver    the sense of personal achievement as
                                            the programs and services to our          their number one goal in any job they
                                            Alzheimer families throughout             undertake, 33% more important than
                                            the state. They are at the heart of       their salary. Based on our needs at
                                            everything this organization does,        the Alzheimer’s Association, we think
                                            whether it is a fundraiser, our 24-       this is pretty great news since it brings
                                            hour Helpline, representing us at a       an added dimension to volunteerism.
                                            health fair or speaking engagement, or    While our organization reaps huge
                                            helping us in the office with mailings    benefits from the work of our
                Photo: Rob Allen            and data entry. To say we could not       volunteers, it turns out the very act of
                                            function without the participation        volunteering meets a very important
Anyone who closely examines the             of our volunteers would be a huge         need of the people who work with us.
content of this informative newsletter      understatement.
will undoubtedly be impressed by                                                      We encourage you to indulge
the large number and wide variety of        Knowing this, our readers might be        any need you may have for
programs offered by the Alzheimer’s         asking themselves, “Why do people         accomplishment by meeting our need
Association Colorado Chapter. What          volunteer? After all, it’s just basic     for volunteers in any of the capacities
most readers don’t know is that             human nature that most people look        listed in this newsletter. For more
amazingly, all of the Association’s         at everything they do in terms of         information on these positions, and
services are brought to communities         what they may personally gain from        other volunteer positions that may
throughout Colorado under the               it and volunteer opportunities are        be available, please call our Volunteer
direction of a core staff of less than 50   no exception. Ask any volunteer           Coordinator, Rob Allen, at 303-813-
people working in our chapter offices       why they do it and they’ll probably       1669, extension 254.
statewide.                                  tell you that nothing quite compares
                                            to the personal satisfaction derived
So, how do we do it? What is the            from working for an organization,
secret to our success and growth as a       any organization, whose mission is as



  Volunteer Opportunities                                                                New Volunteers

      •     A volunteer is needed to support our Denver office as an                     Denver                  Pueblo
            Admininstrative Assistant.                                                   Julie Andrews           Bonnie Aube
      •     We are looking for a volunteer with group skills and professional            Linda Bruns             Pat Esgar
            experience to assist as a support group facilitator for early-stage          Jim Campbell
            Alzheimer’s caregivers. Call Marcia Reish at 303-813-1669.                   Trisha Culp
      •     Volunteers are needed to assist with data entry during regular business      Pat Evers
            hours or Thursday evenings from 5 pm to 8 pm.                                Deana Jacoby
      •     Helpline Counselors and Helpline resource assistants in Denver.              Patricia Livermore
      •     Support group facilitators.                                                  Teresa Rubio
      •     Speakers and presenters.                                                     Pauline Sandoval
      •     Health fair information volunteers.



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                                                              Circle of Giving
               The Colorado Chapter expresses its deepest gratitude to these individual donors who supported the chapter from
                                April 1, 2005 to August 30, 2005 with a personal gift of $500 or more.

               Ambassador’s Circle - $500                  Leadership Circle - $1,000               Chairman’s Circle - $10,000 +
               Dr. and Mrs. John B. Cladis                 Mr. & Mrs. David Anderson                Mr. Lee Sands
               Ms. Linda Doyle                             Mr. & Mrs. Steven Booren
               Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dyk                     Mr. Sam Bradt
               K. A. Jessey and J. A. Armstrong            Gallagher Family
               Mr. Tom Kalinski                            Ms. Debbie Herman
               R. Lang                                     Lori & Margaret Leberer
               Ms. Penny McCormick                         Meyer Family
               Mr. Andrew S. Miller                        Mr. and Mrs. Joe A. Raith
               Ms. Traci Shahan and Dr. Fredric Gohl, II   C. Frances Taylor
               Ms. Denise Slucki                           Thoren Family
               Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Walker                  C. M. Wilderman
               Ms. Gayle Whitaker                                                                   We are deeply grateful
               Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Wolfe                                                           to all our supporters,
               Mr. Donald M. Woods                                                                  regardless of giving level.




               An extraordinary opportunity exists for you to honor             this unique and timeless piece of respite and remembrance.
               someone touched by Alzheimer’s disease. Stapleton Central        By purchasing one of the trees, your loved one will have
               Park has joined with the Alzheimer’s Association and             their name inscribed in granite at a centerpiece located
               AWARE to create a state-of-the-art park development plan.        in the gardens. Each Memory Tree sells for $1,000. The
                                                                                money raised will provide critically needed funds to foster
               The Alzheimer’s Memory Grove and Gardens located at              support and education services and to generate funds for
               the pinnacle of Stapleton’s 80 acre Central Park at Martin       prevention research.
               Luther King and Central Park Blvd, is designed to reflect
               the Seasons of our Lives – with a spiraling pathway of four      There is a limited time to make a lasting impact.
               distinct gardens, enhanced with seasonal plantings, benches,     Please consider a Memory Tree today.
               and walkways all within a grove of 167 flowering plum and
               crab apple trees. The trees and the four-season garden offer      Please send your payment to the Alzheimer’s Association or
               a sanctuary for reflection and healing.                          call Linda Mitchell at 303-813-1669 for more information.

               You and your family are invited to participate in creating

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                                          Reason to Hope Luncheon
            Plan to bring a friend and join us for this exciting Colorado Chapter Fundraiser on Tuesday, March 7.

                                               THIS IS YOUR INVITATION!

                  Be part of our annual luncheon celebration with dedicated friends and community leaders
                      who appreciate the work we do. It will make you proud to be involved with us.

                                               Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2006
                                                 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
                                    Location: The Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom
                                           Denver Performing Arts Complex
                                              14th and Curtis Street, Denver

         The Reason to Hope fundraising luncheon is a chance for the Alzheimer’s Association to tell our story and
              raise unrestricted funds for our programs. Please bring friends and arrive early. We will start at
             noon and end at 1 p.m. While there is no charge, guests will be asked to make a contribution to
                   the Association at the luncheon’s conclusion. Reservations are required by March 3rd.
                                             Please call Robyn at 303-813-1669.



A Plan That Gives You Regular Payments For Life
Today you can help battle Alzheimer’s       us one step closer to ending this          the Alzheimer’s Association will receive
disease and, at the same time, provide a    devastating disease. Here’s how it         the balance remaining as a gift.
measure of financial security for your      works for one couple, both 70 years
self or a loved one by establishing a       old, who decided to put $10,000 into       If you feel a Charitable Gift Annuity is
Charitable Gift Annuity.                    a Charitable Gift Annuity. Sam and         the right choice for you, please call Robyn
                                            Patricia now receive a fixed, partially    Moore at 303-813-1669 for your very
A Charitable Gift Annuity provides you      tax-free quarterly payment of $147.50      own confidential Personalized Gift
fixed payments for life, with the rate of   for the rest of their lives.               Annuity Profile, tailored to the amount
return determined by your age at the                                                   you wish to give.
time the annuity is established – a high    They also benefit from a one-time
at 11.3%. It also allows for significant    charitable tax deduction of $1,878, and,   This information in this article is not
tax savings.                                because they began their annuity with      intended as legal advice. Figures cited
                                            a gift of appreciated stock, the capital   are based on current rates at the time
But most importantly, though a              gains tax due on the sale of securities    of printing and are subject to change.
Charitable Gift Annuity, you’ll provide     was reduced. When both have                Please consult your tax adviser for
a gift to fight Alzheimer’s and bring       departed this life, then and only then,    accounting and investment advice.


   The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter named Robyn Moore as vice president of
   development. Robyn brings over 12 years of experience in non-profit fund raising to this position.
   Most recently Robyn was at University of Colorado Foundation supporting fund raising efforts for
   UCHSC.


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              Memorial Gifts August 2005 through October 2005

              Violet Abel               Ruth Edwards             Wyoma “Oma” Kraus         Marjorie Pollak         Ann Williams
              Anna Mae Anderson         Helene Beezley Elliott   Ruth Kuhlman              Floyd Popinger          George Wilson
              Dean Annis                Opal Ellis               Barbara Kverno            Ann Porter-Thompson     Robert Wing
              Judy Anselmo              Elizabeth Eversberg      Velma Ladurini            Frances Powers          Kenneth Wolf
              Vera Anselmo              Ann Falk                 Ann Larche                Ils Raitz               Shirley Wolvington
              Judy Armagast             Connie Thibault          Joan Larkin               William Ramer           Dorothy M. Woods
              Phyllis Armstrong           Fanning                Lorine Lautaret           Salvador Ramirez        Betty Wulff
              Sami Arnold               Gigi Fielder             Geraldine Layden          David Reinebold         Millicent V. Wylie
              Eva Banks                 Michael L. and Sabina    Carl Liebovitch           William “Bill” Reitze   Trudy Yoak
              Iris “Goldie” Barnes        Forlani                Luella Lindquist          Angelina Rieger
              Rose Bauer                Paul Forsberg            T.A. Loeffler             Ethel Rollins
              Bernice Baugh             John Frazzini            Bill Ludwig               Elizabeth Rollstin
              Mildred Bebell            Colleen Fults            Donald Lynch              Martha Ross
              Pat Benitez               Kim Furuta               Elinore Mackenzie         Mr. Saindon
              Ted Bernhardt             Rose Bauer Gette         Martha Davis and          Louis Schell
              Uncle Bill                Catherine McDonnell      Doris Mackinnon           Harold Schilling
              Robert Blake                Gibson                 Joseph L. Manhart         Roland Schroth
              William Borke             Frances Gillespie        Rosemary Maroney          Helen Schweiss
              Bernice Brashear          Mary Glover              Bob Martin                Mary Kathryn Shelton
              William “Bill” Britton    David Goldstein          Elizabeth Clark Brown     Mr. Shelton
              Dorothy Bromstrup         Art Grossman               Martin                  Neil Simpson
              Lloyd Brooks              Domingo Gutierrez        Josephine Martin          Caroline Smith
              Warren Brown              Margie Hanavan           Swede Masin               Edith Smith
              Carol Elizabeth Brock     Alma Harmon              Edgar Maxwell             Bess Sneath
                Bugbee                  Lucille Hatton           Helen Mayhew              Mary Snoddy
              Genevieve Caldwell        Vernon Haubert           Edna McBride              George Stadtmiller
              Doris Carlson             Edward Heckman           Anne McGovern             Betty Steele
              Ethel Chadwick            Jordan Heller            Charles McIntyre, Sr.     Arthur Steers
              Anthony Chavez            Ted Herrera              Dolores Lundquist         Marvin Stevens
              Mary Lou Clark            Dorothy Herrin             McPherson               Else Stude
              Mary Louise Clark         Kate Hitt                Edward “Bud” Meany        Phyllis Sturdevant
              Mother of Valerie Clark   Dorothy and Jack         Faith Meyer               Elinor Stwalley
              Virgil Clark                Hoffman                Marvin Miller             Max Thomas
              Anna Clum                 E.O. Hollingsworth       Dolan Rosielee Molletti   John Trump
              James Coburn              Rodney Hood              Howard Mosman             Donald Unger
              Rita Conti                Laurine Houlton          Vladys Moss               Bryson Van Gundy, Jr
              Anne Draughon Cook        Helen Howard             Jozsef Mudra              Mary Van Hooser
              Everett Cummings          Jerome Jarmin            Thomas Mulligan           Tony Van Ingen
              Joe Dawson                John Jesik               Pat Negri                 Irma Van Sickle
              Thijs DeHaas              Foster Jones             William O’Neil            Victor Walker
              John DeMers               Ralph Jordan             Dr. Donald Olson          Eliza Emma Webb
              Frances Digian            Samuel Karg              Ruby Paddack              Edna Weber
              Max Dillingham            Helen Karp               Shirley Pasqua            Coral Weirich
              Norma Dixon Gill          Elsie Kaup               Gilbert Peterson          Charles Wells
              Henry Duman               Nan Ketter               Nelan Frederick           Opal West
              Mildred Dykes             Anne Koch                  Peterson                Howard Whitesell
              Gladys Eavenson           Edwin Kohlmeier          Norma Peterson            Mariella Whitney
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The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease      Alzheimer’s Learning Institute, training   For Improved Public Policy:
Meeting the Challenges of Caregiving      for healthcare professionals            Advocacy Training
Family Options Counseling                                                         Advocates Network
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Support Groups                            Awareness:                              Materials and Information
HELPLINE, Information, Assistance      Quarterly Newsletter                       For Research:
   and Referral                        Special Publications
   (800) 272-3900                                                                 Alzheimer’s Women’s Auxiliary for
                                       Speakers Bureau                               Research and Education (AWARE)
Memories in the Making Art Classes
                                       Materials/Videos on Alzheimer’s disease    Support for National Alzheimer’s
Safe Return Program                                                                  Research Program
                                       www.alzco.org
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