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Alzheimer’s Idaho is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality client-centered services for those affected with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We offer services in Boise and nearby outlying areas in the Treasure Valley. Additionally, we have achieved our donation and fundraising goals and are now able to provide subsidized respite and day care for affected families.

We are a stand-alone non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing a variety of services and support locally to our affected Alzheimer’s population and their families/caregivers. We are a support system to both local families affected by the disease, and professionals as well. We are not affiliated with the National Alzheimer’s Association.

Jerri Stanfield, Alzheimer's Idaho's Executive Director, conducts trainings, orchestrates and manages support groups, organizes community outreach and fundraisers, and is a consistant source of support for local families and caregivers of those afflicted with this disease.

Blog Entries and Announcements

Sweet Magnolia Support Group Featured

An article in the April/May issue of the Idaho Senior Independent, recently featured Alzheimer’s Idaho and our Sweet Magnolia Support Group. The article titled, “Sweet Magnolias revive each other with healing humor”, discusses the impact that these meetings have and how this fellowship is able to transform and rejuvenate those facing the daily struggle of […]

How can Area on Aging / Adult Protective Services Help our Alzheimer’s / Dementia Population?

The Area Agency on Aging Serving Southwest Idaho (AAA) provides leadership, advocacy, planning coordination, and evaluation for all aging services in the ten counties of Southwest Idaho. The AAA designs, develops, and maintains comprehensive, coordinated, community-based senior services for which assist older individuals in leading independent, meaningful, and dignified lives. Adult Protection personnel investigate allegations […]

Assist for Doctors and Families Regarding Driving Issues

The worry and concern that comes with an affected family member with Alzheimer’s/dementia can be both concerning and stressful on an ongoing basis. Alzheimer’s Idaho can give some easy solutions to eliminating this very important safety issue, and we can also provide a helpful tool to the doctors and/or family members that might want to […]

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Recent News Articles

A dementia that rivals Alzheimer’s strikes before age 65

It’s a dementia that generally strikes at an earlier age than Alzheimer’s disease. And its symptoms are different – at least in the beginning – from Alzheimer’s because it originates in a different part of the brain.

It’s also a disease that until very recently doctors thought was rare — but that view is changing.

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.

Playing for time: Can music stave off dementia?

On a recent weekend, a swing band performed at the nursing home. At first the former medical director sat in his wheelchair staring into space, but soon his daughter noticed him clapping his feet. She started swinging his arm with the music, and after a few minutes he gave her “a cute little smile.”

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