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


I am concerned about dementia

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I am a caregiver or family member

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

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Upcoming Events


Description


Location


Day and Time

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, Dec. 10
4 -5 p.m. (second Mon. of each month)

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging.
Montana Alzheimer’s Association
RSVP by calling  800-272-3900 or emailing montana@alz.org

Missoula Food Bank & Community Center
1720 Wyoming St.
Missoula, Mt.

Tuesday, Dec. 11
10:00-11:15 AM

Memory Cafe
A welcoming space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. Live holiday music and carols from University of Montana students, along with cookie decorating.
For more info, call the Missoula Public Library at 214-3053.

Missoula Public Library
301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802

Wednesday, Dec. 12
2 - 4 p.m. (second Wed. 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, Dec.12
12-2 p.m. (2nd Wednesday of each month)

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

Mission Bible Fellowship
3158 Hwy 83
Seeley Lake, MT 59868

Tuesday, Dec.18
1 p.m. (3rd Tuesday 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, Dec. 24
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (fourth Mon. of each month)

Memory Cafe
A welcoming space for individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers and family members. Let's go on a vacation! Tales and Travel will take us on an imaginary journey to somewhere outside the U.S.  For more info, call the Missoula Public Library at 214-3053.

Missoula Public Library
301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802

Wednesday, Jan. 9
2 - 4 p.m. (second Wed. 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 Jan. 23
3-4:30 p.m.
(fourth Wed. of each month)

Powerful Tools for Caregivers will be held on six Thursdays. Jenna Twitchell, MAS Resource Specialist and Kelly Moore, MSU Family and Consumer Science staff will be our facilitators Register online https://powerfultoolsforcaregivers.eventbrite.com  or call MAS 406-728-7682. Call for the no cost or reduce cost ticket option. Pre-registration is required, and class size is limited.

Missoula County Extension 
2825 Santa Fe Court Missoula 59808

6 Thursdays,  from Feb. 21 to Mar. 28
1:30-3:30 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