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Extra grace is surely required IN all of us FOR all of us. Moral distress: the angst and weariness of knowing how it should be without the ability to make it so.   When I talk about moral distress with any of my senior professional colleagues, I...

Last week, I met with Janis, a care partner, who moved her husband, Richard, to a memory care facility in January and hasn’t been able to hold his hand since March. The staff recently told Janis that Richard has declined so much that he now qualifies for hospice...

With the onset of Covid-19, everyone in healthcare hopefully now knows well that masks are needed as we interact with our elders.   We've been asked our thoughts on this.  Our answer is:  We absolutely must comply with national scientific, state and local regulations to...

IN RECENT DAYS, WE’VE ALL DISCOVERED WHAT MANY OLDER ADULTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA, HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED. HOPEFULLY, WE POSSESS GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND EMPATHY AS A RESULT What did we do when we were worried with all the bad news we were hearing? We focused on our physical...

As social beings, humans thrive on interacting with one another. For people living with dementia and their caregivers, social interaction with other people is vital component to their health. “A lot of times when people get a dementia related diagnosis, people back away because they don’t...

3/19/2020 email to friends of DFC NoCo Dear friends of Dementia-Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado, Like every other organization you've ever had any connection with;), we want to assure you that we are honoring the CDC, state, and local recommendations to suspend all of our classes and...

"It’s a vibrant Sunday afternoon in Old Town, and Beaver’s Market is brimming with customers. Among them, an elderly woman pushes her cart through the aisles, looking at items but not grabbing anything. She stops at an endcap, rubbing her forehead, frowning. An employee who’s...