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Dementia Support Center

WyCOA Dementia Support Center

The purpose of the Wyoming Center on Aging, Dementia Support Center is to enhance the dementia-capability of our community through education, and provision of home and community-based services. The Dementia Support Center is supported by a grant received by the University of Wyoming Psychology Department and Wyoming Center on Aging.

We offer evidence-based interventions to meet the specific needs of people with dementia, and their family members. We also offer dementia screening for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who may have or be at risk of dementia. Additionally, the Dementia Support Center provides training programs for community members, first responders, health care and service providers to increase their ability to provide dementia-capable care. 


  • TCARE®: Tailored Caregiver Assessment & Referral System.  TCARE® care consultants identify caregivers’ risk of stress and burnout and equip family caregivers with the right resources and services based on tailored care plans for every unique caregiving journey.

  • SHARE: Support, Health, Activities, Resources, and Education.  A Care-Planning Program for families facing an early-stage dementia diagnosis.  The early stages of dementia can be an important time to prepare for the changes that lie ahead. The share program empowers persons living with dementia and their families to get the most out of today while planning for tomorrow.  SHARE is an evidence-based intervention that involves both care partners in decision making and planning. 

  • Supported Independence: Support services to people with dementia who are living alone in the community, or who need additional support, and their family caregivers.

  • Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia

  • Support for people with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Family caregiver support for people with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Dementia screening for people with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Community Gatekeepers: Training for community members and organizations to help connect at risk individuals with support.

  • Dementia-capable first responder training

  • Caring Companion: Are you interested in gaining both clinical and community service experience ? The DSC is looking for caring companions, or individuals interested in working with seniors who have dementia and/or other health concerns. Companions provide a few hours of respite each week to caregivers of seniors. This respite time helps reduce caregiver stress and allows care receivers to socialize and engage in enjoyable activities.  Caring Companions is excellent clinical or applied experience and a valuable community service experience that can enhance your resume or CV for graduate school or job applications.  Contact the Dementia Support Center at | (307) 460-8458 for more information!  


  • Dementia Caregiver Support Group - 2nd & 4th Thursdays of every month; 6-7 pm via phone. Email for access 

  • Research Opportunity - We are looking for caregivers to participate!
  • More to come!

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Caring Companions Creator Receives UW’s Marvin Millgate Student Engagement Award

August 25, 2020 ‖ Morgan Longstreth, a University of Wyoming Department of Psychology doctoral student from Newark, Ohio, is conducting research that focuses on issues in older adults related to mental health, technology preference and rurality.


This project is supported by grant number 90ADPI0013-01-00 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by ACL, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government


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Dementia Support Center

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-460-8458


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