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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 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

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 […]

Thank you to all of our sponsors and teams

“Thank you” to all our sponsors and teams who were responsible for our 8% increase of this years Alzheimer’s Idaho Big Al’s Bowling Tournament. It was again a very fun evening for all including professionals, families, and a team of assisted living residents. That strong support will enable Alzheimers Idaho to assist over 200 families […]

Jim Chally Presented With Spirit Of Freedom Award

Jim Chally, a member of the Board of Directors for Alzheimer’s Idaho, Inc., was presented with Senator Crapo’s Spirit of Freedom Award on Veteran’s Day which recognizes the continued service of veterans. Jim has offered more thatn 2,000 hours as a caregiver for local veterans. We are so proud and privileged to have Jim as […]

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Recent News Articles

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 […]

Dementia rates decline sharply among senior citizens

BY JON HAMILTON, NPR A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. Read the full article at PBS…

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