No one walking the dementia journey has to walk alone.

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Community forum

Please click on a blog post below to learn more about our initiative.

If you would like to support or participate in this initiative, please email or call Dementia-Friendly Communities at 970-213-4548. [email protected]

Dr. Norris Family Dentistry first in Larimer County

By: Cyndy Sunday February 14, 2016 comments

Dr. Norris Family Dentistry first in Larimer County

Dr. Vinna Norris, D.D.S. and her caring staff say they are committed to “personalized, professional dental care in a modern, yet intimate setting.”  Last week, they showed that such a claim is not just talk.  Dr. Norris and her staff are dedicated to providing excellent care even for their patients who are living with dementia.  The entire staff invested their time to become more dementia-aware.  They discussed challenges in dental care and strategies for making dental care less stressful for their patients with dementia and dementia care partners.   Dr.... Read More


Old Town Library

By: Cyndy Tuesday February 9, 2016 comments Tags: Business Trainings

Old Town Library

Old Town Library staff, Feb 2016

 

Last Saturday, 20 couples who are engaged in the B Sharp Arts Engagement program attended their 3rd Masterworks Symphony performance at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.  These couples are participating in the collaborative community program, studying how music affects not just the people with dementia, but also how attending the symphony impacts their care partners as well.  (See multiple media stories... Read More


Dr. Boyes Dental Care in Greelley becomes dementia-friendly

By: Cyndy Friday January 22, 2016 comments

Dr. Boyes Dental Care in Greelley becomes dementia-friendly

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I have developed a friendship over the past year with a couple of brave people who attend our Memory Cafe.  This couple is walking the dementia journey themselves--authentically and with courageous vulnerability.  They are doing exactly what needs to be done in our community to change the conversation and help remove the stigma that is often associated with... Read More


Poudre Fire Authority

By: Cyndy Friday January 15, 2016 comments

Poudre Fire Authority

Poudre Fire Authority "A" Shift participated in training this month, hosted at Station 10, to help them better respond to calls involving those in our community who have dementia.    They are living out their values of courage, leadership, and duty as they serve even the most vulnerable among us.   Thank you, Poudre Fire Authority for all you do!  Poudre Fire Authority Station 10 crew 

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Fort Collins Senior Center striving to become more informed on dementia-friendly communities

By: Cyndy Tuesday December 29, 2015 comments

Fort Collins Senior Center striving to become more informed on dementia-friendly communities

"Exceptional service for an exceptional community."  That''s the mission statement for the City of Fort Collins'' organizations.  The Fort Collins Senior Center takes that mission seriously.  The leadership staff of the Senior Center participated in an educational session as part of their plan for having all of their employees become more dementia-aware and friendly to their patrons who are living with dementia and utilizing the Senior Center to stay engaged in their community.  It''s all about showing excellent customer service with a little added compassion and... Read More


Leading the Way to be THE FIRST

By: Cyndy Thursday December 10, 2015 comments

Leading the Way to be THE FIRST

History was made this week in Northern Colorado!  The Fort Collins Lincoln Center staff and management participated in an educational session to help them become more dementia-aware and responsive to their patrons who are living with dementia.  Since one of every three seniors lives with dementia, the Lincoln Center team wisely realized the need to be well-trained and ready to serve their patrons who are living with dementia or bringing a loved one with dementia to one of the many Lincoln Center... Read More


Creating a Dementia-Friendly Community

By: Cyndy Tuesday November 10, 2015 comments

Creating a Dementia-Friendly Community

The concept of Dementia-Friendly Communities has existed for many years in the UK and Australia. In recent years, Wisconsin and Minnesota have had several communities become dementia-friendly and both states continue with initiatives to assist more communities striving to accomplish dementia-friendly environments. Northern Colorado is inundated with compassionate professionals, care partners, and community residents ready and able to make our area safe and welcoming to all of those who live with cognitive... Read More





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