Concerned About Memory Loss: Montana Resources
Alzheimer’s disease is rapidly growing in the United States. According to the 2021
Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s
or another dementia. When a family member has Alzheimer’s, everyone in that family
is affected, including children.
This program provides materials for teachers, parents and librarians to educate about Alzheimer's disease by:
- Ensuring Montanans diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia and their family caregivers have Montana specific materials about legal and financial alternatives. Here is the link for more information about the packet.
- Anyone who knows someone with Alzheimer’s and a young child who would benefit from
gaining an understanding about this disease and the unusual behaviors that accompany
it , will be interested in the Alzheimer's storybooks.
- “My Life, My Values” A Worksheet for Those Facing Memory Loss: A worksheet in which Montanans can record their thoughts about the activities they enjoy and hope to continue enjoying as long as is feasible as they face memory loss from Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia.
- Alzheimer's Facts and Figures (alz.org)
Funding for the purchase of the storybooks for the pilot program were made possible
by a grant from the Montana Geriatric Education Center at the University of Montana
and Montana Community Foundation.
Additional support provided by: