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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, […]

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 […]

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…

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 […]

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…

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 […]