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 dementia 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 our more about the initiative and how you can get involved here.
  

Dementia Resources


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Upcoming Events


Description


Location


Day and Time

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, July 23
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Effective Communication Strategies
Education program by the Alzheimer’s Association
As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect.  Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate each stage of the disease.

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Fellowship Room
2nd floor
202 Brooks St.
Missoula, Mt.

Tuesday, July 24
10:30 - 12 pm

Powerful Tools for Caregivers®
is a 6-part educational program designed to help family caregivers. The program helps participants stay healthy while caring for a loved one. The cost is $65 for one or $120 for two and includes workshop materials.      Click here to register

County Extension and Weed District 
2825 Santa Fe Ct.
Missoula, MT.

July 24, 31 and Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
6 - 8 pm

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 214-3053.

Missoula Public Library
301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802

Wednesday, Aug. 8
2 - 4 pm

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, August 8
12-2 pm

Caregiver Support Group
Support group for family members of an older adult or person with a disability. Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month. Please call 728-7682 for more information.

Missoula Aging Services
337 Stephens Ave
Missoula, MT 59801
  

Monday, August 13
4 -5 pm