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Spring 2018: Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado®   We are becoming increasingly more dementia-friendly in Northern Colorado as you can tell by looking at the lengthy update below. Our signature program areas (B Sharp, B Social, B Aware, B Empowered, and B Generous) reflect the truth that joy,...

Bridging the Gap: Getting resource information to those who need it Thank you to a great, collaborative team of people living with dementia, care partners, and other volunteers committed to making our communities more dementia-friendly!  This team worked as an energetic, productive assembly line this week...

Agree, Apologize, Join, Distract I’m often asked how to diffuse agitation for someone living with dementia.  Certainly, the best strategy is to avoid it altogether, but even with the best care, moments of anxiety in a person living with dementia happen, sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere. ...

The B Sharp Arts Engagement is expanding into the visual arts in Northern Colorado   The Fort Collins Museum of Art has eagerly offered to work with the B Sharp Arts Engagement team to provide a visual and hands-on experience that will provide mental stimulation...

If you and your family have ever wanted to TAKE A CRUISE together, this fall may be your time!  We are going to join other friends and families across the country who are walking this dementia journey together.  We will cruise to the Bahamas November 11-18, 2017.   ...

Our “Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado”® volunteer initiative is officially a nonprofit organization now!   Since we started in November, 2015,  the momentum for this effort has been so positive, that we are able to partner as an “official”  501c3 corporation with other organizations in Northern...

Contented Dementia training with Penny Garner Dad was a brilliant researcher and fisherman, but he was an even better father.  So, when he shared his concern with me several years ago that his thinking was foggy,  I started to do some research of my own.  I...

The B Sharp program was featured in an article in the Huffington Post: A Colorado State University study found that the majority of dementia and Alzheimer’s participants experienced an unexpected reversal of cognitive decline from listening to classical music. While the study was limited in size, the...