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Forgetting to wash hands and take other recommended precautions greatly increases risks of infections such as Coronavirus.  The Alzheimer's Association has released tips for those caring for persons with dementia at home and in assisted living facilities to help prevent illness and plan head for...

COVID-19 has impacted offerings of in-person training for health professionals and MTGEC would like to extend an easy, convenient option for those affected.  Due to the impact of COVID-19, MTGEC has moved to offer its online curriculum for free through June 30, 2020!  MTGEC's curriculum...

The confusion surrounding Powers of Attorney (POA) and Guardianships is a major cause of financial exploitation, as well as a vehicle through which Montana’s seniors are being exploited. And, according to state health department experts, a major reason for senior exploitation in Montana is the...

Civil money penalty (CMP) is a monetary penalty the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) impose against facilities not in substantial compliance with one or more Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for Long Term Care Facilities. A portion of CMPs collected from facilities are returned to the...

The Billings members of the ADRD Work Group are proud to share this Yellowstone Valley Woman Magazine article with all of you. Dr. Pat Coon is the cover story of the Sept/Oct issue! Her development of the Montana Alzheimer's/Dementia Work Group is highlighted and also...

Members of the Alzheimer's and Dementia Work Group will be participating in the Alzheimer's Advocacy Day at the State Capitol Rotunda in Helena. Elevating the urgency around this epidemic is the focus of the advocacy day as well as issues regarding Seniors and Long Term Care....

The MT Alzheimer's and Dementia State Plan Work Group and the MT Office on Aging has developed two public awareness announcements that will run through March 2019. Please take a few minutes to view and share these two announcements entitled: Faces and 65 Seconds...

Respite is defined as a temporary break for family and individual caregivers and may include in-home care, companionship or outings. The Montana Lifespan Respite program provides a break for Montana families caring for their loved ones. The Montana Lifespan Respite program received $800,000 in grant funding...

The Montana Alzheimer's and Dementia Workgroup has created a Memory Loss Resource Guide for those concerned with memory loss. The guide is available on-line and is free to download. Click HERE to view the guide on the website resource page....