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The Alzheimer's Association Montana Chapter is inviting interested students to attend the first-ever Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC®) Neuroscience Next, November 9-10, 2020. This no-cost virtual conference will showcase the work of neuroscience students and early career investigators and provide opportunities to make an impact in dementia research. Next, attendees...

MTGEC is offering stipends again for the coming year for community projects focused on dementia awareness and education! Funds will be provided to community organizations, area agencies on aging, community coalitions etc. in small awards of $500-$1,500 to provide dementia awareness and education activities in their...

Dementia services and supports play an important role in helping people who are living with dementia to remain in the community. Identifying sources of reimbursement for dementia services remains an ongoing challenge. Billing third-party payers, such as fee-for-service Medicare and private insurance, can provide one...

Montana State University Extension is piloting Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness for Children:  Storybook Series.  The program helps parents educate and support their children and families who may be experiencing a family member or neighbor with Alzheimer’s disease.   This program also provides materials for teachers to educate preschool children...

Bozeman Health, in partnership with Gallatin City-County Health Department and Community Health Partners, has recently completed data collection for their Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). They are inviting participants to a virtual presentation of the key findings from the CHNA. During these presentations their research...

CHICAGO, JULY 28, 2020 ​—​​A simple blood test for Alzheimer’s would be a great advance for individuals with ​—​ and at risk for ​—​ the disease, families, doctors and researchers. At the ​Alzheimer’s Association International Conference​®​​(AAIC®) 2020, scientists reported results of multiple studies on advances in...

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...