Informative Alzheimer’s Dementia Resources
Montana Alzheimer's/Dementia Work Group
The Montana Alzheimer's/Dementia Work Group was established in June 2014. It is a
state-wide partnership consisting of several key national, state, and local partners
interested in improving care and support to Montanans with Alzheimer’s disease and
other related dementias, their families, and caregivers. The Work Group consists of
members representing multiple industries and stakeholder groups including the Alzheimer’s
Association, the Senior and Long-term Care Division of the Department of Public Health
and Human Services, the Governor’s Office, other government agencies, patient advocacy
groups, patient advocates (caregivers), Assisted Living/Long-Term Care facilities,
senior services groups, regional healthcare organizations and providers, the Veteran’s
Administration, educators, researchers, legislators, Montana’s Native American population,
and the LGBT community.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
- Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures:
- Parent’s Guide
- For Kids—Web-based: Books for kids, Links for Kids, Videos for Kids
- 50 Activities
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America offers several different support services for caregivers, including resources, professional training and educational opportunities, memory screening program and test, membership and grants, media center, events, and young leadership programs.
- AFA’s National Toll-Free Helpline and Telephone-Based Support Groups: Staffed entirely by licensed social workers and open seven days a week. (1-866-232-8484)
- Care Connection webinars take place on the second Thursday every month. All webinars are free and open to the public.
- The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teal Room is a one-stop for virtual therapeutic activities to enjoy with your loved ones from the safety of your own home. Virtual therapy sessions include Creative arts therapies, Music/performances, Fitness/movement, Art, Recreational activities, Nature-based programming…and much more!
Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center, National Institute
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center "compiles, archives, and disseminate information concerning Alzheimer's disease" for health professionals, people with Alzheimer’s Dementia and their families, and the public.
- Order Free Publications
- View How Alzheimer’s Changes the Brain Video (4 minutes)
Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance believes advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives.
- What is Alzheimer’s Disease? (3 minutes 14 seconds)
- An Urgent Epidemic (2 minutes 25 seconds)
- The Race to the Cure (2 minutes 8 seconds)
- The Genetics of Alzheimer's (3 minutes 12 seconds)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias website offered from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a wealth of information on the following:
- What is Alzheimer’s Disease?
- Who has Alzheimer’s Disease?
- What are the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease?
- What to do if you suspect Alzheimer’s disease?
- How is Alzheimer’s disease treated?
- Support for family and friends
- What is the burden of Alzheimer’s disease in the United States?
- What is known about reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease?
- Resources on Aging, Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Health
Memory Loss is Not a Normal Part of Aging Video (42 seconds)