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Be a part of something meaningful! With just a few hours a month, you can make a difference in your community. The Montana Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan Work Group needs Community Outreach Volunteers to work as local advocates raising awareness and being the “boots...

Dr. Patricia Coon, MD, was recognized by AARP at the February workgroup meeting for her leadership and dedication to making a difference in communities across Montana and to those affected by Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. Dr. Coon's vision to bring a state plan for Alzheimer's...

The Caregiver Act (House Bill 163) recognizes that Montana family caregivers have huge responsibilities and supports Montana families working to keep loved ones home safely and out of costly institutions. Enactment of The Caregiver Act will better support seniors and their family caregivers. Public testimony will be taken on...

House Bill 70 (HB 70) is designed to assist Montanans with guardianship issues. Public testimony is being taken at 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 16, 2017, in hearing room 137 at the Montana Legislature, State Capitol Building in Helena regarding this issue. Click here to read more: Guardianship Reform...

Help us improve comprehensive care planning services The Alzheimer’s Association and advocates like you have taken a leadership role in encouraging government leaders to improve access to comprehensive care planning services for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. These efforts have led to surging...

Laurie Miller swears she’s not one who is prone to cry in public when talking about the issues of everyday life. But she couldn’t help but tear up the other week when talking about Gary and Marie. A registered nurse and manager with ResCare Home Care and...

Montana is just one of a handful of states lacking a plan to prepare for and deal with the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. That’s all changing, thanks to the two-year effort of the Montana Alzheimer’s/Dementia Work Group, a statewide partnership of over...

The Senate Appropriations Committee plans to propose a $400 million increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Alzheimer’s has drawn growing bipartisan concern over the sharply growing costs of caring for people with the disease. Finding...