Facts

Dementia Friendly Denver serves the needs of the community

Dementia Friendly Denver surveyed our community to determine where gaps exist in dementia support. Initiatives in the Denver area will be selected based on their relevance to these Top Ten needs.

1. Care Costs
2. Community Education
3. Resource Awareness
4. Caregiver Support
5. Respite Services
6. More and Better Residential Facilities
7. Physician Training
8. Underserved Populations
9. Professional Caregiver Training
10. Dementia Stigma

 

Dementia Friendly Denver addresses all forms of dementia

While approximately 70% of dementia cases are Alzheimer’s disease, the Dementia Friendly Denver initiatives address all forms of dementia, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy Bodies
  • Mixed Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Ten Warning Signs

The Alzheimer’s Association lists the following ten signs of Alzheimer’s disease:

1. Memory changes that disrupt daily life
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks
4. Confusion with time or place
5. Trouble understanding visual images/spatial relationships
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
8. Decreased or poor judgement
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities
10. Changes in mood and personality

 

Dementia Friendly Denver

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Our goal …

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their families in the Denver area.