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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...

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...