Dementia-Friendly Communities

of Northern Colorado®

Donate Now

Memory Cafés

Memory Cafés

Classes & Events

Classes & Events

A Video from our Founder

A Video from our Founder

Our Facebook page has the latest information.

Care Partner course starting July 7,2020.  Morning and afternoon sessions are both full. To join the wait list (for list class or be first to hear about the next class), Register Wait List Here.

CLOSURE JULY 26 – AUGUST 2
Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado will be closed, thus NOT checking emails/voicemail or offering programs during this time.

We want you safe.
Please wear your masks and follow the CDC and
government guidelines for safety.
See our blog for strategies to help with communication
during these challenging times. 

We are offering virtual activities at this link:
https://zoom.us/j/148504348.
  See Events page for more details.

Call assistance and help 970-305-5271 or [email protected].

Join us in turning physical distancing to social compassion!

Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado® was recently featured on The Denver Channel (Denver’s 7).

No one walking the dementia journey has to walk alone

When individuals and communities choose to be with our friends on the dementia journey, allowing them to be themselves, we discover that lifelong well-being is entirely possible. We invite you to be our partner in supporting our signature programs that help us build and sustain dementia-friendly communities.  (See the ABOUT page for our signature programs.)

Our Mission:

To create communities in which no one walking the dementia journey has to walk alone.

Our Vision:

“Living well with dementia” is the expectation, not the exception.

Our Values:

Dementia Awareness that promotes kindness and compassion within the community.

Empowerment that enables well-being for those living with dementia, their care partners, and the community.

Hope that enriches lives of people living with dementia, their care partners, and the community

Our Goals:

To give voice and listen to the experts (the people living with dementia.)

To increase dementia-awareness in the community

To provide life enrichment opportunities for people living with dementia and their care partners

To provide care partner support and education

To work with others to eliminate the stigma around dementia

To work with others in our community to promote a high standard of dementia care

To become recognized as the local “in the meantime” organization, helping people discover that “in the meantime,” until cures for the various causes of dementia are found, we can make life changing differences NOW for people striving to live well with dementia.

To serve those currently living with dementia by promoting community collaboration, leveraging community resources and activities,  and providing education and life enrichment opportunities where gaps previously existed.

To empower those who give care to effectively interact in ways which promote contentment and lifelong well-being for those living with dementia.

Harlan and Marlene dance at a Memory Cafe

We love our friends at Memory Cafes.  Meet one of our couples:

Harlan: “Sometimes with my problem…this is the problem I have…what is it honey?”

Marlene tenderly responded: “You have dementia.”

Harlan:  “Yes, I have dementia.   I can’t get things out…Some days are good. Some are bad.”

Harlan looked toward his beloved wife and added: “Today is a good day.  I like it here.”

While reminiscing at Memory Café about favorite school memories, in the comfort of friends who aren’t rushing or correcting him, Harlan shared the story of when he saw his future bride for the first time.

“I saw her across the band room, she was over there, and I was over here…and I thought, “WO!”. 

All the memory café friends joined him in laughter. We asked Marlene if she thought the same thing.  Her attempt at a diplomatic response brought even more laughter: “No, not really.” Despite Harlan’s aphasia, he quickly came back in jest with, “and it’s been like that for a long time!”

Mission Impact Sponsors
UC Health