MSU Extension can help caregivers of those with memory loss

By Msu News Service
Thursday, July 26, 2018

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension has teamed up with the Montana Alzheimer’s Workgroup and the Department of Public Health and Human Services to offer a free packet with Montana-specific information for caregivers and others concerned about memory loss. The packet is called “Legal and Financial Steps and Resources for Caregivers and Others Concerned About Memory Loss.”

The packet includes fact sheets called MontGuides about financial powers of attorney, wills, letters of last instruction, Medicaid and long term care costs, Provider’s Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment and more.

The Montana Alzheimer’s Association has provided three brochures and information about its 24/7 helpline. And, Montana AARP has included an explanation about the Montana Caregiver Act.

“We want to ensure those with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their family caregivers have access to Montana-specific materials about legal and financial alternatives,” said Marsha Goetting, a family economics specialist at MSU.

“We want family members to be able to execute appropriate legal documents for their circumstances,” said Kerrie Reidelbach of the Montana Office on Aging.

For a free copy of the packet call 406-994-3511, contact khayes@montana.edu or visit msuextension.org/alzheimer to download the materials or order the free packet.

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