Support Groups

To learn about support groups and classes (offered by Dementia Together and other organizations), see our page dedicated to Care Partner .

Dementia Together Resources

Care Partner Tip Sheet — tips for care partners caring for someone living with dementia

Friends/Family Tip Sheet — a tip sheet for family and friends of those living with dementia

Care Partner Hacks — friendly tips from care partners in the trenches in Northern Colorado

Making Your Visits Count — tips for family members visiting loved persons in a long-term care community living with dementia

Neighbor Tip Sheet A tip sheet to give to your neighbors letting them know your loved one is living with dementia, your contact information, and tips for interacting with your loved one.

It Does Not Have to Be This Way An article published in The Gerontologist written by Cyndy Luzinski about the movie The Father.

Contented Dementia Brochure  — This brochure gives an overview of The SPECAL Method created by the Contented Dementia Trust

Local Northern Colorado Resources

Larimer County Office on Aging–970-498-7750

Weld County Area Agency on Aging–970-346-6950

Answers on Aging Resource Guide:  Larimer County Office on Aging annual resource guide.

Network of Care  A comprehensive website to help locate services and programs for older and disabled adults in Larimer County.

Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities/Foundation on Aging for Larimer County

Larimer County Advance Care planning — get free coaching and documents to complete end-of-life decisions, such as Medical Durable Power of Attorney. 

Alzheimer’s Association Support groups, educational classes, 24-hour hotline 800-272-3900, research.

Maria’s Place   website to bring activities straight to your door with Activity Boxes.  Fun Box is for family caregivers to do with their loved ones at home and Monthly Activity Box is for senior living communities.

Aspen Club for Seniors  UCHealth–Health education, screenings, and social opportunities for adults over 50 in Northern Colorado.

Volunteers of America – Northern Colorado

Okay Chorale – an informal singing group for people experiencing memory loss and their care partners. Email Sandra Meyer for more information.

National and International Resources

Alzheimers Speaks  Sharing Global Knowledge To Improve Dementia Care

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Contented Dementia:   The SPECAL Method, a positive family-driven, person-directed model of dementia care

Dementia Action Alliance where people come together to exchange ideas, form friendships, and professional connections, and create a better world in which to live with dementia.

Dementia Map Dementia Map© is a FREE GUIDE to the resources needed by those diagnosed with a form of dementia, family members, and professionals providing care or services.

Dementia Minds A national corps of Dementia Minds groups (persons living with dementia) who create opportunities for dialogue and education for persons living with dementia, licensed health care professionals, researchers, families, care partners, policymakers, and communities at large about strategies to live well with Neurocognitive Disorders.

Eden Alternative The Eden Alternative® is an international, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live.

Family Caregiver Alliance

Frontal Temporal Dementia Website

Lewy Body Dementia Association National Website

Parkinson’s Disease Website

Teepa Snow, Positive Approach to Brain Change