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 business or community organization and want to become more dementia friendly

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Upcoming Events



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, June 10
4 -5 pm (second Mon. of each month)

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

Missoula Public Library
301 E Main St
Missoula, MT 59802

Wednesday, June 12
2 - 4 pm (second Wed. of each month)

Effective Communication Strategies Communication is more than just talking and listening.  As people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias progress in their journeys, families need new ways to connect. Alzheimer's Association Dementia Education & Support. RSVP required for classes – please call 800.272.3900 (24/7 Helpline)

North Valley Public Library
208 Main St.
Stevensville, MT 59870

Thursday, June 13
5:30-7 PM

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

Mission Bible Fellowship
3158 Hwy 83
Seeley Lake, MT 59868

Tuesday,  June 18
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, June 19
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, June 24
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 June 26
3-4:30 pm
(fourth Wed. of each month)

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 and Missoula YMCA

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