Funds available to train families of Alzheimer’s victims |

Funds available to train families of Alzheimer’s victims

Paul Shockley

A grant received recently at Colorado State University is designed to increases services offered to Alzheimer’s patients in rural areas of the state.

The grant, obtained by CSU’s Center on Aging, allows the school to subsidize services at $1,000 per-family who are seeking supportive options such as respite care, adult day care, support groups and

in-home care.

“Although these services are now available in the more populated areas of the state, they are not as accessible in most rural areas,” a news release from CSU’s Center on Aging reads.

Families, the release states, would be asked to participate in a training workshop in their community and to provide feedback to CSU researchers about their experiences in coping with dementia.

The school, in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association, will work over the next three years training rural families and care providers on skills needed to manage daily activities for dementia patients.

For more information on the grant, call Paul Bell, director of CSU’s Center on Aging, at

(970) 491-7215, or the Alzheimer’s Association of America at


Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 to at

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