Jerri Stanfield, Alzheimer's Idaho Executive Director, assists families and professionals alike, with training and coaching in Alzheimer's/other dementia behaviors (families at no cost to them) and with the assist of dedicated volunteers organizes fundraisers for the organization. As a local grass roots non-profit, Alzheimer's Idaho is consistent with services and support for families in daily caregiving of the affected.

Blog Entries and Announcements

Updated Programs

We are excited to announce updates to our programs and offerings. Please see the attached flyers posted here for additional information.

Idaho Gives: Thank you!

We were able to raise over $2540 on Idaho Gives Day and would like to thank all of you for your support and generous donations. Thank you!

Charlie Sety Honored

  The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism recognized our very own Charlie Sety last week at the Idaho’s Brightest Star Awards. Charlie’s dedication and years of commitment to family caregivers and the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program has helped hundreds of family members reduce stress and feel connected while caring for a loved one. […]

$2500 Winner!

Alzheimer’s Idaho, Inc. is proud to announce that after 8 years of our golf tournaments, we have a $2,500 Putting Contest Winner! CONGRATULATIONS TO RON WHETTER, who with one fantastic putt, earned himself the $2,500 for that stellar effort! Alzheimer’s Idaho could not be more pleased in being able to award that exciting moment!

Twiddlemuffs

As part of our “Give Back” program offered to our affected families, we now offer our “Twiddlemuffs”. We are able to offer these at no cost to family members and facilities that have residents/patients because we have volunteers that lovingly create and offer them to us to gift to others. They help eliminate the challenges […]

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Recent News Articles

Meridian Library District to install ‘story trail’ in Kleiner Park

Starting this fall, residents walking the paths of Kleiner Park will be able to read a story as they stroll. The Meridian Library District is constructing “Memory Lane: A Story Trail for Seniors” on the walking trail outside of the Meridian Senior Center in Kleiner Park. Each of the trail’s 16 posts will have two […]

From Gloom To Gratitude: 8 Skills To Cultivate Joy

Feel like you’re living under a rain cloud? Life not going your way? Lots of us have a bit of Eeyore’s angst and gloom. But here’s the good news (sorry to be so cheery): You can be taught to have a more positive attitude. And — if you work at it — a positive outlook […]

Dementia Researchers Commend FDA Crackdown on Supplement Hype

Purported miracle medicines have always been with us. In the 1800s, traveling salesmen hawked cure-all elixirs. Nowadays, companies peddle myriad supplements on the internet, often with spurious claims that they are “scientifically” proven to treat this or that chronic ailment. Some promise to boost cognition, lower the risk of dementia, and even treat Alzheimer’s disease. […]

Morning Pointe’s “weighted blankets” provide therapeutic benefits

Plush blankets — known as weighted blankets — are used by residents at Morning Pointe of Brentwood, and they are clinically proven to provide benefits for people living with anxiety and depression. But according to Heather McCarl, Lantern program director at Morning Pointe, they are also useful for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents dealing with restlessness, […]

Dementia Risk Declines, And Education May Be One Reason Why

BY JON HAMILTON, NPR While the prevalence of dementia cases dropped, the average amount of education in the study population increased. In 2000, the average amount of education was 11.8 years, just shy of the 12 years it usually takes to graduate from high school. In 2012, the average amount of education was 12.7 years […]

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