For Care Partners

Since March, 2020, we have cancelled all in-person activities.  We will post updates here and on social media when we are able to safely resume our in-person gatherings. Until then, please join us for our virtual support groups, memory cafes, and educational offerings which are or soon will be listed on our calendar. 

See new virtual support group options below.

Support Groups

 

If you are serving in a caregiving role and  feeling isolated and needing to talk to someone, call each other, call some of our collaborating organizations, attend a support group or contact us for individual support – help@dementiatogether.org or 970-305-5271 – leave a message and one of us will call you back.

We offer WEEKLY virtual Care Partner Support Group 

Every Wednesday from 10-11 am.   

How to access our remote activities:

We are using Zoom video conferencing tool.  Click here at meeting time –https://zoom.us/j/148504348.  Password: dt  Phone in via 253-215-8782 US.  If you want help with Zoom setup and testing, contact us (help@dementiatogether.org or 970-305-5271) by the day before to give us time to help.

 


 

Family Care Partner consultations and classes – Contented Dementia

If you have ever wondered whether it is possible to create lifelong contentment for a parent or other family member living with dementia, this is the course for you.

Our executive director, Cyndy Luzinski, is the only accredited SPECAL Coach in North America, credentialed by the Contented Dementia Trust in England, to teach the SPECAL Method the way it is intended to enable care partners to create lifelong well-being for loved ones living with dementia.  (Dementia Together is working with the Contented Dementia Trust to train more coaches and expand the reach in the United States of this practical, effective approach to dementia care.)

Our latest schedule of classes is at Class & Events.

 


Here’s a list of the other activities we have coming up:

Mobile Memory Cafes will take place at on 04/13/2021 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Care Partner Support Group - Virtual will take place at on 04/14/2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Friends Living with Dementia Support Group - Virtual will take place at on 04/14/2021 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Memory Cafe - Virtual will take place at on 04/15/2021 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memory Cafe - Virtual will take place at on 04/15/2021 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, many of the following maybe suspended or offered online. Check provider’s website or social media pages.

Download a Calendar of Support Groups for Care Partners

Other Support Groups in Northern Colorado: 

Alzheimer’s Association offers several support groups each month including a men’s only support group.  Call 970-472-9798, or 970-392-9202  at the Alzheimer’s Association for more information and a schedule of meetings. 

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Peer Group–Elderhaus, call 970-221-0406.–currently not meeting in person

FTD Care Partner support group–contact Andrea Maga (magaja@comcast.net, 970-443-9812)  and Missey Toomey (misseytoomey@hotmail.com, 970-689-6193) for information.

Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County is held the first Wednesday of each month at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

Lewy Body Dementia Support group call 970-219-0898.

For Care Partners: Join us in support groups, memory cafes, and community education, and care partner consultation.

Personal consultation and caregiver support and resources offered at Larimer County Office on Aging at  970-498-7750, Weld County Office on Aging at 970-400-6950, and Alzheimer’s Association 970-472-9798 and  970-392-9202.

Memory cafes

Memory Cafés are for people with mild to moderate cognitive impairment AND their care partners who want to remain socially engaged with others traveling the dementia journey. Join us for Reminiscing, Games, Inspiration, Laughter, Music, and Snacks