We were able to raise $1140 on Idaho Gives Day and would like to thank all of you for your support and generous donations. Thank you!
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
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. […]
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!
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 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 […]
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Recent News Articles
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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…
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…
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