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 […]
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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.
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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.
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 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 […]
Please check out these blog posts by Joy Dewhirst wherein she outlines how she created these tasty treats for our latest meeting.
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Recent News Articles
BY JENNA BIRCH What you eat now will probably help sharpen your mind later. Read the full article at YAHOO HEALTH…
BY JUDY MULLER Check out this awesome article where PBS special correspondent Judy Muller reports on a band of musicians who also have Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. They use music to stay active, socially connected and to find new purpose. Read the full article at PBS.ORG…
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.
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.
On a recent weekend, a swing band performed at the nursing home. At first the former medical director sat in his wheelchair staring into space, but soon his daughter noticed him clapping his feet. She started swinging his arm with the music, and after a few minutes he gave her “a cute little smile.”
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