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Alzheimer's Idaho is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality client-centered services for those affected with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We offer services in Boise and nearby outlying areas in the Treasure Valley. Additionally, we have achieved our donation and fundraising goals and are now able to provide subsidized respite and day care for affected families.

We are a stand-alone non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing a variety of services and support locally to our affected Alzheimer’s population and their families/caregivers. We are a support system to both local families affected by the disease, and professionals as well. We are not affiliated with the National Alzheimer’s Association.

Jerri Stanfield, Alzheimer's Idaho's Executive Director, conducts trainings, orchestrates and manages support groups, organizes community outreach and fundraisers, and is a consistant source of support for local families and caregivers of those afflicted with this disease.

Blog Entries and Announcements

Assist for Doctors and Families Regarding Driving Issues

The worry and concern that comes with an affected family member with Alzheimer’s/dementia can be both concerning and stressful on an ongoing basis. Alzheimer’s Idaho can give some easy solutions to eliminating this very important safety issue, and we can also provide a helpful tool to the doctors and/or family members that might want to […]

Senior Matters Radio

We are very proud that our own Catherine Owens was interviewed and discussed our recent, incredibly successful, golf tournament on Senior Matters Radio. A big thank you to all of you who have helped and offered your support! Click play below to listen to the full show.

Our Real Heros (Sweet Magnolias)

Alzheimer’s Idaho loves and appreciates all the loving care that our Sweet Magnolias have given their spouses in the challenging disease of Alzheimer’s. Here is an image from our March meeting.

2015 Sweet Magnolias Christmas Party

A very special night together as very special ladies who have cared or caring for their husbands affected with Alzheimer’s/other dementias. What a beautiful reflection on behalf of so many that are valiant, compassionate, and selfless in the gift of love they give every single day. What a strong bond and special friendship that only […]

A Special “Thank You” To Norco

A very special “thank you” is sent to Norco our 2015 Diamond Sponsor for our Norco Presents: Alzheimer’s Idaho 2015 Plantation Golf Tournament on August 3, 2015). This special thank you reaches out even further to our Alzheimer’s Idaho “Sweet Magnolias” support group. This special group consists of exceptional women who caregive each and every […]

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Recent News Articles

A Protein That May Tie Exercise To Memory

BY JON HAMILTON, NPR Researchers have identified a substance in muscles that helps explain the connection between a fit body and a sharp mind. Read the full article at NPR…

A dementia that rivals Alzheimer’s strikes before age 65

It’s a dementia that generally strikes at an earlier age than Alzheimer’s disease. And its symptoms are different – at least in the beginning – from Alzheimer’s because it originates in a different part of the brain.

It’s also a disease that until very recently doctors thought was rare — but that view is changing.

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.

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