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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.
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.
Intervention to Address Social Isolation among Older Wyoming Residents at Risk for Nursing Home Placement
The University of Wyoming provides access to posters that have been presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) conferences and others.
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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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