Dementia Friendly Missoula

Join us as we build a positive and informed community


Dementia Friendly Missoula is a volunteer coalition affiliated with Missoula Aging Services.
We are community members, healthcare professionals, and organizations committed to the independence, dignity, and health of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in Missoula County.

We seek to:

  • Raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias
  • Educate and support adults living with dementia and their caregivers
  • Build a network of businesses, faith communities, and other community groups committed to becoming more dementia friendly

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

Dementia Resources


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I am a caregiver or family member

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I am a health care provider
 

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I am a business or community organization and want to become more dementia friendly

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Upcoming Events


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Location


Day and Time

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

It can be stressful caring for a loved one with a chronic condition such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, or ALS. Powerful Tools for Caregivers® is an educational program designed to help family caregivers. This program will help you take care of yourself while caring for an older relative or friend. For more information and to register, go to: https://powerfultoolsforcaregivers.eventbrite.com or call MAS at 406-728-7682.

Missoula Aging Services
337 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(Ask for room location at the front desk)

Tuesday, Aug. 6      6-8 pm

Tue, August 13th 2019  6–8pm
Tue, August 20th 2019  6–8pm
Tue, August 27th 2019  6–8pm
Tue, September 3rd 2019 6–8pm
Tue, September 10th 2019 6–8pm

Hand Drumming & Rhythm Exploration Workshop
With Matthew Marsolek & Tracy Topp of Drum Brothers
Please register @728-7682
No cost & reduced tickets are available

Missoula Senior Center
705 S Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801

Wed., Aug. 7                           4:30-6 pm

Caregiver Support Group
Support group for family members of an older adult or person with a disability. Please call 728-7682 for more information.

Missoula Aging Services
337 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT 59801

Monday, Aug. 12
4 -5 pm (second Mon. of each month)

Memory Cafe
A welcoming space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. For more info, call the Missoula Public Library at 721-2665.

Missoula Public Library
301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802

Wednesday, Aug. 14
2 - 4 pm (second Wed. of each month)

Understanding & Responding to Dementia- Related Behaviors
Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Missoula Dementia Education and Support -Azheimer’s Association

Other programs also available.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email montana@alz.org to find or schedule one in your community today.

The Village Senior Residence
2815 Old Fort Rd.
Missoula, MT

Thursday, Aug. 15                      2:00-3:30 PM

Seeley-Swan Caregiver Support Group
Meets monthly.
Call Seeley Swan Resource Center at 406-541-7688 or email Linda Howard at http://lhoward@missoulaagingservices.org

Mission Bible Fellowship
3158 Hwy 83
Seeley Lake, MT 59868

Tuesday,  Aug. 20
1 pm (3rd Tuesday of each month)

Noon Alzheimer's Support Group
Caregiving can be stressful and support groups offer a safe place to share emotions and experiences, seek and give advice and exchange practical strategies for coping. Call 728-7682 for more information.

Summit Independent Living
700 SW Higgins Ave. #101
Missoula, MT 59803

Wednesday, Aug. 21
12-2 pm (3rd Wednesday of each month)

Evening Alzheimer's Support Group
Evening Alzheimer's Support group for caregiving support. Call 728-7682 for more information.

Missoula Senior Center
705 S Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59801

Monday, Aug. 26
6:30 - 8:30 pm (fourth Mon. of each month)

Dementia Friendly Missoula Monthly Steering Committee Meeting
(Newcomers welcome)

Missoula Aging Services
337 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
(Ask for room location at the front desk)

Wednesday Sept. 4
3-4:30 pm
(usually fourth Wed. of each month)

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body
Science provides insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age.  Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help include these tips into a plan for healthy aging. 

Missoula Dementia Education and Support -Azheimer’s Association

Other programs also available.  Please call 800.272.3900 or email montana@alz.org to find or schedule one in your community today.

The Village Senior Residence
2815 Old Fort Rd.
Missoula, MT

Thursday, Sept. 19                      2:00-3:30 PM

“Financial and Estate Planning Legal Tools for the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Dementia or other Cognitive Impairments.” Presenter: Marsha Goetting

To register people may do so online at the links provided below or call MAS 406-728-7682 and ask for Call Center who can register people over the phone. The community may also read more about the different workshops by selecting the links below. Each workshop has a descriptor and people are welcome to attend more than one. There will be an event flier available in early September.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Financial and Estate Planning Legal Tools for the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Dementia or other Cognitive Impairmentshttps://goettingalzmas.eventbrite.com

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Trusts: Do I need one or not?https://goettingtrustmas.eventbrite.com

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Estate Planning for Every Montanan: Wildflower Reflections on Families, Legacies and Challenging Decisions
https://goettingestatemas.eventbrite.com
  

Missoula Federal Credit Union Conference Space on Brooks near Reserve. 

Tuesday, October 29th

Kitchen Table Conversations: About My Wishes (2 part workshop)

Register or learn more online https://ktcmas.eventbrite.com

or by calling MAS 406-728-7682

Missoula Aging Services
337 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT 59801

Tuesday & Thurs, Nov. 5 & 7    1:30 to 4:00 P.M.

Physical Activity! So important for all stages of dementia.   Check out the many varied offerings designed for older residents at Missoula City Parks and Recreation https://www.ci.missoula.mt.us/211/Recreation and Missoula YMCA http://ymcamissoula.org/

In Missoula County area

Available anytime


Educational offerings provided by DFM speakers

• Intro to Dementia Friendly Communities
• Dementia Basics
• Dementia Friendly Banks and Financial Institutions
  

In Missoula County area

Available anytime 

Alzheimer's Association Online Educational Offerings
Topics include:
• Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
• The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s
• Effective Communication Strategies
• Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
• Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer's Disease
• Living with Alzheimer's for caregivers & those with the disease

Available anytime: 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year