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Tia Sauceda introduces Murphy and Jayla to Dementia Friendly Denver.  This is a national program (Dementia Friendly America) of which Denver is one of the early adaptors.  The organization is a nonprofit whose vision is to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  Tia explains that the program has created 7 initiatives to reach out to the community.  Education is the key, and their program hopes to educate businesses, family caregivers, restaurants and hotels and government employees.  The organization has also developed a resource guide and they will be developing a dementia wallet card.

Ann Wolters, our Certified Nutrition Therapists, returns to explain how to read food labels and why that is important.  70% of the American diet comes from processed foods.  So what are the key issues you should be aware of?  You might be surprised by Ann’s first recommendation.  It’s not sugar, but sugar is 2nd and that’s because sugar is probably the most inflammatory food available and contributory to many diseases including heart disease.  What about the fat-free conversation that has been around for years?  Ann also explains to us that nutrition labelling is going to change next year. 

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As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_9.30.17_Tia_Sauceda_and_Ann_Wolter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT

This week, Perla Gheiler from the City and County of Denver join Jayla and Murphy.  Perla is the Director of the Office on Aging for Denver and explains how the city is responding to the growing senior population.  Her department is responsible for looking for the gaps in city services and developing recommendations and strategic initiatives to make Denver a more age friendly city.  This includes all of the departments in the city such as Parks and Recreation, Transportation, etc.  How can they modify their services to provide greater access to Denver’s seniors?  Want to find out more?  Go to www.denvergov.org/aging

Congratulations Jayla!  Because of the excellent work that she and her staff do, Jayla won the 2017 Mayor Hancock Diversity and Inclusion Award.  Just proof of the work that AAA and DRCOG do for our community.  No wonder she won the award.  Just look at how diverse some of the programs at AAA are.

  • Spanish Speaking Case Management
  • Elder Refugee Program
  • LGBT Elder Education and Support Program
  • African American Support Group for Caregivers
  • Health and Wellness for Asian Pacific Island Elders
  • Nutrition and wellness program for Native Americans
  • Fund blind and visually impaired services
  • Provide Kosher Meals on Wheels and Kosher meal sites.
  • Variety of services to help people with mental illness and behavioral challenges

No Copay Radio is so pleased to have the Area Agency on Aging and DRCOG as our sponsor.  Keep up the great work, Jayla.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_9.23.17_Perla_Gheiler_and_Jayla.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EDT

It’s almost that time of year.  Jayla’s guest this week is Eileen Doherty, Executive Director, Colorado Gerontological Society.  Jayla tells us that Eileen is an aging guru and a walking directory for many aging issues and specifically Medicare.  Open enrollment begins mid-October.  There are always changes and this year is no exception.  Eileen educates us regarding many of the complexities of Medicare.  If you are just beginning this process, Eileen and Jayla encourage you to get help for your own personal situation.  Further, they can tell you where help is available for you.  Just listen in!

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_9.16.17_Eileen_Doherty.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Our good friend, Dr. Benzi Kluger, an associate professor of neurology and Director of the Neurology Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus joins Murphy to update us on the exciting progress of his clinic.  Utilizing supportive and palliative care, Benzi’s approach is based on the concept of relieving suffering and improving the quality of people’s lives that are diagnosed with a neurological disease.  This is a total team effort including the doctor, a nurse, a social worker and a chaplain.  By closing the gaps in patient care, Dr. Kruger is undertaking a research project with Parkinson’s disease to validate that this model of care leads to better patient quality of life, better caregiver quality of life, while at the same time reducing the cost of this health care for all of us.  We can all hope that this becomes the model for future health care.

Meet Frank Griggs, and his buddy, Bo, a beautiful Golden Retriever.  Together, Frank and Bo have created a wonderful new program, Veteran’s Puppy for Life Organization.  The program is designed to provide puppies to Veterans with PTSD free of charge provided the Vet takes the puppy through the pre-arranged service dog training of 40 weeks.  Frank tells us his personal story and why it has led to his quest to start and run this grass roots program.  We were all blown away and wish Frank the best of success in his endeavors.  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Frank at frankgriggs@vetpuppyforlife.org or 303-946-3321. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_9.9.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:13am EDT

Loren Bell, from Jayla’s staff, discusses the Area Agency for Aging’s recent addition to their services of the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Arapahoe, Jefferson and Douglas counties.  As Loren explains, SHIP provides Medicare beneficiaries with objective information, counseling, and enrollment assistance to Medicare.  Murf and Jayla note how complicated and challenging it is for people to select their health care benefits.  It is very important that people find the personalized plans that meet their healthcare and lifestyle needs.  With open enrollment coming up between Oct 15th and Dec 7th, if you have any questions, please call Loren and her staff for a free and unbiased in-depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance with your Medicare questions. 

Dr. Noah Kaufman, our emergency room doc from Poudre Valley Hospital, joins Murf to talk about healthcare and genetics.  Noah explains that genetics with be key to future of personalized treatment and medications.  We are all different and unique.  That is where the “art” of medical treatment comes in.  In the future, doctors will look at our DNA to determine the best treatments and medications for us.  Just like medications, Dr. Kaufman discusses that we should listen to our bodies to find out what healthy foods feel best to us.  His best recommendation, stay away from the sweet, sugary foods and drinks.  

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_9.2.17_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03am EDT

John Zabava and Monica Roers from Senior Resource Center visit Murf and Jayla.  John is retiring this month from SRC after being with the organization for over 30 years.   John reviews SRC’s accomplishments during his tenure and introduces us to the new Executive Director of SRC, Monica Roers.  Monica addresses what she sees for the future of SRC.  Good luck, John.

Need an Angel?  Then meet Leslie Scotland-Stewart, Director of Business Development for Project Angel Heart.  Leslie tells Murf and Jayla that since 1991, Project Angel Heart’s mission has been to deliver medically tailored meals to people that are dealing with a life-threatening disease.  On average, Project Angel Heart’s clients are dealing with 7 different diagnoses, and their nutritional requirements can be very complex.  Everything is made from scratch to meet their needs.  In fact, they consider their client’s nutritional needs as important as their medication.  Find out why as Leslie tells us more.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics. 

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_8.26.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23am EDT

AJ and Amy from the Area Agency on Aging join the crew to discuss a new program in partnership with UC Health.  AJ is a Senior Management Analyst and Amy is the Manager of Case Management and Transitions at AAA.  This new program is designed to test the concept of managing the care of UC Health patients in the community in addition to the care they receive in the hospital or clinic.  Area Agency on Aging will test a small group of UC Health patients in their homes, to insure their stability, assist them to stay in their homes longer, and to maintain their independence.  The study will evaluate the success of treating patients in the community along with a cost analysis of the savings associated with the program.  Once successful, they hope to expand to a larger populace.

Murf and Jayla welcome Kristin Hildebrand.  Kristin has been a practicing nurse for many years and she currently works at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette as the Simulation Coordinator.  So what is simulation in healthcare?  Just like simulation in flying, it is a method by which nurses can learn their trade through simulation before working directly with patients.  Kristin explains this is done in part through the use of high fidelity manikins.  Working with these manikins provides the student nurses a more comfortable and safer environment.  The advantage is significant.  They can immediately repeat a test if it didn’t go well.  Further, they can do a debriefing after a session to discuss performance and results.  This concept is expanding in use with current nurses to maintain their expertise and to train new procedures.  

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_8.19.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:20am EDT

In our first segment, Murphy visits with Dr. Mesha-Gay Brown, an Asst. Professor of Neurology at UC Health.  Dr. Brown’s clinical practice involves the evaluation and treatment of adults with epilepsy and seizures.  She also participates in the Adult Diet Clinic at UC Health, one of only about 10 of these centers around the world to utilize nutrition as a treatment for epilepsy.  Dr. Brown explains many of the details of epilepsy:  what does it entail, what are the symptoms, how is epilepsy treated, is it genetic?  Because of the individuality of the disease, Dr. Brown says that treatment may involve multiple disciplines.  Learn about the new Adult Diet Clinic for epilepsy utilizing a ketogenic diet. 

Dr. Brown would also like to thank …

Skip Guarini, a friend and golfing buddy of Murf’s, drops in to talk about the importance of getting involved once you retire.  After 40 years in the safety field, Skip sold his business and retired.  He knew he needed to find something that helps him stay young; stay energized and make him feel good.  The crew talks about the fact that you have to get up in the morning and have a purpose. Find something that fits your own interests and personal desires.  Learn what volunteer activities Skip has chosen.  You can always call the Area Agency on Aging for additional volunteer ideas.

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_8.12.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29pm EDT

This week Dr. Noah Kaufman, our Emergency Room Doc from Poudre Valley Hospital joins Murf.  Dr. Kaufman explains that Emergency Room Doctors go through a special training to give them a broad perspective that allows them to work on a variety of health issues, yet specialize on critical concerns; heart attack, stroke, etc.  Some people refer to these docs as Emergentologists.  Noah shares some tips on when and where to go should you need medical assistance.  Learn about some of the things that he has seen in his practice and how this has affected his perspective on life and death. 

In our second segment, Noah and Murf talk about one of our countries most significant health problems.  Every 20 minutes, someone in the US dies from prescription narcotic overdose.  We learn how significant this problem is in our society, and what the current philosophy is to deal with it.  Did you realize that as opioids block pain in the body, that they actually create a pain buildup as time goes by.  Hence, the longer someone is on opioids, the more challenging it is to get off of them.   Noah strongly encourages us to take responsibility for our own health and try to avoid opioids at all costs                              

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_8.5.17_-_Dr._Noah_Kaufman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:24am EDT

Jeffrey Nathanson, an entrepreneur in the health industry and President of 10.10.10 joins us with a fascinating story about the concepts:  10 Perspective CEO’s, 10 Wicked Problems, in 10 Days.  Here’s the concept.  10.10.10 selects 10 Wicked Problems that they don’t think government or non-profits will solve.  They then recruit 10 experienced CEO’s who are looking for their next major endeavor, and give them 10 days to come up with market based solutions.  Interesting?  You bet.  Listen up!

Joining us again from DRCOG is Jennifer Reeves, a long-term ombudsman for the Area Agency on Aging.  Jennifer tells us a frightening fact; something like one in two residents in a nursing home does not get a single visitor in a year!  Many times friends or relatives don’t know what to do or how to act when they go to the nursing home.  Jennifer provides us with a variety of options to consider to make your visit more comfortable and more meaningful. 

Thanks for listening to No Copay Radio! Check out our past No Copay Radio broadcasts on www.nocopayradio.com. Don’t forget to email us at nocopayradio@gmail.com for any questions, comments or recommendations for future topics.

As always, thank you to our sponsor, Denver Regional Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging.  You can reach them at 303-480-6700, www.drcog.networkofcare.org.

Direct download: No_Co_Pay_-_7.29.17_Jeffrey_Nathanson_-_Jennifer_Reeves.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20am EDT

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