November Is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
There are 18,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and 48,000 unpaid caregivers in Montana, according to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures.
- Contact the Alzheimer’s Association locally at alz.org/montana.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers free resources to guide families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, including:
- Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900): This toll-free 24/7 Helpline is the one of its kind; the Helpline is staffed by masters-level counselors and provides information and guidance in more than 170 languages and dialects.
- The Alzheimer's and Dementia Caregiver Center (alz.org/care):This site provides more than 70 pages of information and easy access to resources, such as:
- Community Resource Finder — Find local resources.
- Care Team Calendar — Coordinate caregiving responsibilities among family and friends.
- Safety Center — Access information and resources for safety inside and outside of the home, wandering and getting lost, and dementia and driving.
ALZConnected™, powered by the Alzheimer’s Association (alzconnected.org): This is the first social networking community designed for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. ALZConnected is a specialized social network that allows members to connect and communicate with people who understand their unique challenges 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.