Resources offered for those with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease

Senior Center News
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Join us for a potluck/picnic at the Big Horn County Historical Museum at noon on Friday, Aug. 17. Please bring a side dish to share and your own plate. We will provide the utensils and drinks.

August 21 is National Senior Citizens Day. We will make the day special for you at the Hardin Senior Center. Our famous chili and cinnamon rolls are on the menu. Please call us at (406) 665-2581 by the 21st if you plan to attend.

Ester Wynne, Public Health Nurse, will conduct a blood pressure check at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

I recently attended a conference in Billings. The program was with Lynn Mullowney, executive director for the Alzheimer’s Association’s statewide chapter, and called “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” One such guide from the Montana Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan is a Memory Loss Resource Guide. This is an information guide for those concerned about memory loss.

Where can I find information regarding memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias? – Alzheimer’s Association: (800) 272-3900 24/7 Help Line; Montana Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan at www.mtalzplan.org
Where can I find information and resources for caregivers? – Montana Aging Services: (800) 332-2272; AARP Montana: (866-295-7278); Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support: (855) 260-3274

I need help with legal and financial planning. Who do I contact about elder law and advance care planning? – State of MT Legal Services Developer: (800) 332-2272; MontGuides-Montana State University Extension (406) 994-5696 or visit your local MSU Extension Office at 317 N. Custer Ave. in Hardin

Caregiving can be exhausting. Where can I find respite care so I can take a temporary break? – Montana Respite Program: (800) 332-2272

Some of the Internet sites for these services are: Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org, Montana Alzheimer’s and Dementia State Plan: www.mtalzplan.org, Montana Aging Services: www.dphhs.mt.gov/seniors, Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support: www.caregiver.va.gov, State of MT Legal Services Developer: www.dphhs.mt.gov/sltc/aging/legalservicesdeloper and Montana Respite Program: www.dphhs.mt.gov/respite.

For printed information, you may go to a Montana Public Library.

Hardin Senior Center menu:

Thursday, Aug. 16 – biscuits and gravy, sausage, fruit
Friday, Aug. 17 – picnic
Monday, Aug. 20 – hamburger gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dessert
Tuesday, Aug. 21 – chili, cinnamon rolls, cornbread
Wednesday, Aug. 22 – roast pork, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, dessert
Thursday, Aug. 23 – baked potato with broccoli and cheese, vegetables, dessert

Lodge Grass Senior Center menu:

Friday, Aug. 17 – closed
Monday, Aug. 20 – closed
Wednesday, Aug. 22 – spaghetti, corn, tossed salad, garlic bread, no bake cookies

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