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Thanks to everyone who helped make our community-wide, intergenerational memory cafe a success. For more information on the event, including photos, see our most recent newsletter. Contact us if you'd like to help sponsor next year's JOY ON THE JOURNEY community-wide intergenerational memory cafe or other ongoing...

Dementia Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado found Cyndy Luzinski was a guest on Lori La Bey's talk show Alzheimers Speaks. You can find more information on Alzheimers Speaks here. You can find more episodes of this radio show here. She is the first guest interviewed (starts about 5...

I recently had the privilege of speaking during Dick Foth's FOREVER GRATEFUL message at Timberline Church,  a message in which Dick insightfully shared truth about gratitude and cognition in a way that resonated with so many people who discovered they are not alone on the...

This month, we are celebrating our 3 year anniversary as a grassroots initiative in Northern Colorado. We're celebrating without a party, but instead with an invitation for you to join us in sustaining and growing our local efforts toward increasing dementia-awareness and dementia-friendliness throughout Northern...

We received an email from a Seniors Helping Seniors employee. She explained a day earlier this month when Sarah, a store manager at Safeway (on the corner of Drake and Taft in Fort Collins) called to let her know that one of their clients (age...

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...