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Wyoming Center on Aging

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Dementia Support Services

The Wyoming Center on Aging offers resources for caregivers and people with dementia with the goal of enhancing the dementia-capability of our community through education, and provision of home and community-based services. We offer evidence-based interventions to meet the specific needs of people with dementia, and their family members. Additionally, training programs are available for community members, first responders, health care and service providers interested in increasing their ability to provide dementia-capable care.

Healthy U

Healthy U is a health promotion program designed to help anyone over the age of 18 play an active and productive role in their own health management. Anyone is welcome to participate; individuals who suffer from one or more chronic illnesses may find Healthy U particularly useful. Caregivers and friends of those who would benefit from health self-management also make great participants.  

Wyoming Aging and Disability Resource Center

The Wyoming Aging and Disability Resources Center website is designed to help connect older adults and people with disabilities to a variety of helpful information and services. Our easy-to-use search engine can help you find what you’re looking for based on keyword, location, or type of service. Our extensive database of resources is unbiased, tailored specifically to Wyoming residents, and always growing. 

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RESEARCH 

 

Community-Engaged Research

Research Presentations

The University of Wyoming provides access to posters that have been presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conferences and others.

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PRODUCTS

10 Early Signs of Abnormal Memory Changes: Poster and Booklet

The Wyoming Center on Aging in collaboration with tribal health entities embarked on a multi-step process to create culturally appropriate education materials to increase the awareness and recognition of cognitive loss among American Indians.  The resource was adapted from the Alzheimer’s Association: “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s".  These resources were created in collaboration with Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribal members. 

Information on Opioids and Older Adults added to Chronic Pain Management Toolkit for Providers

In partnership with the Wyoming Rx Abuse Stakeholder group, the Wyoming Center on Aging has added information on Opioids and older adults to the toolkit. One-page handouts for older adults, caregivers, and providers are also available.  Find also the Most Commonly Used Opioid Table for reference.  Request your copy of the toolkit and handouts today:wycoa@uwyo.edu!

Caring with Confidence DVD Training Series

Caring with Confidence is a program designed to educate certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and other direct care workers on how to manage challenging behaviors that are often associated with dementia. The program focuses on factors contributing to problem behaviors and non-medical interventions including strategies to handle wandering, agitation, and inappropriate sexual behavior. The training also includes information about caregiver stress and strategies to prevent burnout. The DVD training series can now be purchased for only $95.00.

Aging in Wyoming: an Atlas of Resources Targeting Wyoming’s Older Adults (Commissioned by the Wyoming Department of Health Aging Division)

Planning for the future of aging in Wyoming (i.e., allocation of community resources) will require accurate information about the number of older adults in the state and where they reside. Wyoming’s unique geographical features create challenges with respect to equal dispersion of resources within the target population, particularly to those who live in extremely remote areas. We believe the results of this project will serve to inform policymakers and professionals who serve older adults influencing decisions about what areas need funding and priority, and in which geographical locales they are needed.

Wyoming Dementia Resource Guides

Caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia can pose many challenges. It can be difficult to know when help is needed and where to turn. The Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) provides this guide as a source of important information about dementia resources available to caregivers, families, and friends living in the state of Wyoming.  The WyCOA dementia resource guides represent the five regions of Wyoming and contain local resources specific to the region, as well as reputable national resources and statewide resources. These guides present user-friendly information that is particularly useful to individuals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease.

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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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