Alzheimer's Education

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Resident families are invited and encouraged to attend Catharine's Quality of Life Home's staff-training courses. These courses are the same courses that Dick Page teaches at the Alzheimer's Learning Institute, at nursing homes, other assisted living facilities, and at public forums in the Denver metro area.

Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter: 303-813-1669; www.alzco.org

For twenty-five years, the Colorado Chapter has lead the fight against Alzheimer's disease and related disorders by increasing the understanding of dementia and its impact on family and community, providing information and support for those affected, and promoting the advancement of research.

The demand for the incredible support that the Alzheimer's Association Colorado chapter provides the community is far from over. Unfortunately, we will see the incidence of Alzheimer's disease continue to rise dramatically. In fact, Colorado could experience a 124% increase in Alzheimer's cases by 2025, bringing the number from 63,000 individuals with the disease today to over 140,000. The Chapter will continue to increase access to service for all those living with this disease.

The Chapter will continue offering a continuum of superior programs and services to Coloradoans affected by Alzheimer's disease and arm them with critical skills and knowledge so they may live empowered and hopeful lives. Some of these programs and services include:

Alzheimer's Learning Institute:

Provides caregivers with the tools and information necessary to provide quality care to persons with Alzheimer's disease and their families.

Alzheimer's Family Support Groups:

For caregivers, family and friends to get additional help and encouragement. There are 87 Support Groups throughout Colorado including all Denver metro area counties.

24/7 Helpline: 1-800-272-3900:

24 hour a day, seven days a week helpline for caregivers. Knowledgeable and empathetic volunteers provide information, referrals and support.



Relevant Web Sites

National Alzheimer's Association

Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter

Information for physicians and the general public

Web based resources for researchers and a discussion forum to speed the dissemination of new ideas

Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) National Institute on Aging site: Research, information and publications on AD

Unfortunately, as persons with Alzheimer's move through the disease process, their physical and cognitive condition deteriorates. Caregivers must adapt to these changes by seeking new and creative ways to enhance the person's quality of life.

As the disease progress, different caregiving skills are necessary. Persons with Alzheimer's change and so do their needs.

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