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Published May 01, 2020
During these uncertain times, the University of Wyoming Center on Aging (WyCOA) continues to support older adults and health care providers in Wyoming.
The Dementia Support Center, housed within WyCOA, works to enhance the dementia capabilities of communities through education and the provision of home and community-based services.
The center offers evidence-based interventions to meet the specific needs of people with dementia and family members. The Dementia Support Center also offers training on dementia screening for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who may have or be at risk of dementia. Additionally, the center provides training programs for community members, first responders, health care and service providers to increase their ability to provide dementia-capable care.
To ensure the health of all, the Dementia Support Center has eliminated in-person appointments with clients and community members at this time during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center has moved all client outreach through phone calls or virtual meetings.
The Dementia Caregiver Support Group will meet through teleconference calls, and it is offering one-on-one caregiver support services and check-in calls for people who live alone. The center is continuing to work on developing more video education modules for online training.
The Dementia Support Center is accepting referrals from health care providers and will work with anyone who needs assistance.
For more information on available services, call WyCOA at (307) 766-2829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of online services offered by WyCOA and the Dementia Support Center can be found at www.uwyo.edu/wycoa or www.uwyo.edu/dsc.