Coming up June 9, 2018, Denver Colorado Alzheimer’s Association will host a magnificent event called Memories in the Making Art Auction. It will be held at the Denver Broncos Training Field House in Englewood. Tickets available for the event can be found at www.alz.org/co or call 303-813-1669 X 217. Listen to this podcast to learn more about the program which encourages those with various dementia’s to draw and paint art which represents their thoughts and ideas from within. Out of 4000 pieces of art, nearly 100 are chosen for auction, with the proceeds supporting programs and services at the local chapter.
This week’s show was an open conversation with my listeners who are working with an aging in place, at home, situation. This show was designed to give practical strategies and advice for safe living while staying in their own homes. My producer, Hank Bradshaw and I talked together about do’s and don’ts when it comes to communicating with people with Alzheimer’s. This included my Top Ten List of things you should never say to a person with any type of dementia!
Part 2 of my conversation with Dr. Huntington Potter, PHD & Director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Denver. On today’s show he talks about Rheumatoid Arthritis, Down’s Syndrome and their connection to Alzheimer’s. Dr. Potter also talks about the beginning of the discovery of Alzheimer’s in 1904 and what doctors are attempting to do with research when they are looking for ways to cure the disease. We also discuss the need for talented researchers in upcoming years. Dr. Potter needs monetary donations to move his Leukine study forward and Jill has asked listeners to get involved and support this research directly. Look for ways to donate below under last weeks show.
March 19, 2017 – Today’s guest was Dr. Huntington Potter, PHD & Director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Denver. in Part 1 of our two week discussion, Dr. Potter talked about his amazing research of the drug Leukine and the success he is having removing beta amyloid plaques and tangles in mice and repairing the brain. Dr. Potter is now conducting a clinical trial with human subjects and showing the same success!!!!! Dr. Potter needs 5 million dollars to complete this trial and I am asking listeners to help me raise this money towards this promising research!
Please donate directly at: https://giving.cu.edu/fund/potter-alzheimer%E2%80%99s-disease-fund
mail: check payable to:
University of Colorado Foundation, noting fund #222578 in the memo line,
to: Carrie Radant Flynn
University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop AO65
13001 E. 17th Place
Aurora, Colorado 80045
and add a note you heard this on my show, Dementia Resilience with Jill Lorentz!
Guest today is Curt Foust of Home Instead Senior Care Denver North. We talked about his staff being 100% trained in Alzheimer’s care before working with clients. All types of services they offer to assist families.
Guest today was Linda Whyte from Johnson Adult Day Program talking about their fabulous activities for people with various types of dementia.
Guest today was Division Chief Jim Lorentz from Wheat Ridge PD talking about driving, wandering, neglect and more issues surrounding Alzheimer’s and Law Enforcement
Guest today was Linda Niedermann, a prominent Denver family member with both parents who have AD and her search for a care community.
The Alzheimer’s Association has undergone many changes locally and nationwide since I left in 2015. I have a candid conversation with Amelia Schafer from the Colorado offices about what resources they offer.
This podcast and radio show was a show about my history; my mom’s story and how I became an expert in the field of Alzheimer’s.