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Cycling Without Age connects seniors to community through cycling

By: Adriana Mendez Posted at 6:07 AM, Aug 25, 2023 and last updated 7:11 AM, Aug 25, 2023 Watch video here BURLINGTON, Wis. — Nonprofit organization Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County is bringing smiles, stories, and a sense of connection to seniors through its program Cycling Without Age. The program, which originated in Denmark, combines the joy of the outdoors with the nostalgia of cycling. The organization was founded by Eric Russow and his wife Bernadette and provides mobility, socialization, and… Read More »Cycling Without Age connects seniors to community through cycling

Are You Ready? The bikes are coming!

Don’t miss your chance for these fun rides from April – October (Weather Permitting) To help explain what we do a little better we have 2 videos. One about our cause can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/326340393 and a second short video about our program can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/778228928 The Public is Invited to the Following Programs: THE RIDES ARE PROVIDED FREE! RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED. April 3rd, 2023 – Frontida, 1550 N Country Club Parkway, Elkorn 10:00 AM to Noon PM. Contact Dennis… Read More »Are You Ready? The bikes are coming!

Cycling Without Age – Pilot Training

Volunteer as a Pilot, Serve Your Community Learn how to pilot trishaws in our community so older adults can enjoy the fun of getting out for a bike ride. Volunteers spread and share their joy of life with warmth and charm. Pilots, as the trishaw volunteers are known, will spark fellow riders interest, connect with them in heart and mind, and initiate delightful bonding between generations. •Bring your personality and positive attitude Enjoy the outdoors Work with seniors & adults… Read More »Cycling Without Age – Pilot Training

When Dementia Knocks

A university employee stopped at the dementia simulation house the other day to deliver something. He seemed to have some curiosity as to what this project is all about, and we chatted for a bit. He told me that his dad, who has dementia, doesn’t even try to pay attention to conversations anymore. He looks at the ceiling. He fiddles with the buttons on his shirt. He sticks his tongue out. Every once in while, he responds. It’s typically “yes”… Read More »When Dementia Knocks

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug may slow cognitive decline

The experimental intravenous drug donanemab may slow cognitive decline in people living with Alzheimer’s, according to a Phase 2 clinical trial. Researchers found that the drug slowed the decline of cognition and daily function in participants by 32 percent after 76 weeks compared to those who received a placebo. The research is early, but Maria Carrillo, Alzheimer’s Association chief science officer, says the drug “could be a first step toward slowing more significantly, or stopping, cognitive decline in these earlier… Read More »Experimental Alzheimer’s drug may slow cognitive decline