Resources

Support Agencies

Alzheimer’s Association – Offering resources, programs and no-cost care consultation at all hours of the day and night

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia and to their families and caregivers

Area Agencies on Aging – Agencies designated by the Aging Services Bureau to address needs and concerns of older Montanans locally

Montana State Dept of Public Health and Human Services – A myriad of services available to seniors

Montana Lifespan Respite Coalition – Easily accessible, quality, affordable respite care services for Montana’s family caregivers and individuals

Resource Directories

Eldercare.gov –  A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families

Montana 211 – Connect with community resources, services, and assistance

Montana Aging and Disability Resource Center Directory – A searchable guide for aging and disability related resources

Articles and Reading Materials

Stories for Children and Young Adults about Alzheimer’s – An annotated bibliography for children and young adults about Alzheimer’s

The Caregiver Space – This blog written by Harriet Hodgson, author of several books on caregiving, is part of TheCaregiverSpace website and dedicated to supporting caregivers

10 Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s Patients – Suggested activities to try with loved ones to facilitate interest and engagement

Alzheimer’s Disease and When to Stop Driving – Considerations about the issue of driving and when it is appropriate to find alternatives

Dealing with Dementia Behavior – Understanding and learning which strategies may be effective in dementia behavior management

Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s – A room by room guide to cover home adjustments to consider with tips on creating both the safest surroundings and the most secure environment

Websites of Interest

AgingCare.com – Where caregivers discover that they are not alone, how to survive, and how to provide the care their loved one needs

Alzheimers.gov – The government’s free information resource about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Alzheimers.net – Up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

CaregiverStress.com – Education and resources for family and professional caregivers

Caring.com – An online destination for those seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones

DementiaToday.com – Daily news and views on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias

ElderCareLink.com – Matches individuals with pre-screened eldercare service providers based on basic information provided by the individual

 

 

 

 

 

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