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Dementia Resources for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one with dementia is an important and demanding responsibility. It is becoming more common in Montana. We’re here to help.

There are many resources available in the Missoula area, including support groups, classes and the MAS Dementia Friendly Missoula volunteer coalition, which works to make Missoula a more supportive community for people living with dementia.
 


Steps you can take to get help as a caregiver:

  1. Resource Specialists are available for one-on-one meetings to help you understand your options and connect you with support. Click the link above or call (406) 728-7682 to make an appointment.

  2. Missoula Aging Services facilitates monthly Caregiver Support Groups, including groups for caregivers of older adults with Alzheimer’s. Click the link above for more details, or call MAS at (406) 728-7682.

  3. Call 1-800-272-3900 or visit the Montana Chapter by clicking the link above.

 


Additional Resources:

  • This resource from Washington State DSHS provides resources and action steps for each stage of dementia.

  • Also from Washington State DSHS, this kit provides a wide range of tools for promoting the safety of people living with dementia.

  • This guide from the AARP provides a framework for care planning and is a good supplement to dementia specific resources.

  • If you know someone with Alzheimer’s and a young child who would benefit from gaining an understanding of their loved one's dementia-related behaviors, you may be eligible to receive one FREE storybook from the Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness for Children Storybook Program through the MSU Extension Office.


Dementia Friendly Missoula


Dementia Friendly Missoula is a volunteer initiative of Missoula Aging Services that works to promote the independence, dignity, and health of people living with dementia in Missoula County.

Find out more about the coalition and how you can get involved here.