Montana Apprenticeship Program signs 1st caregiver agency

The first caregiver organization signed up for the Montana Apprenticeship Program Thursday.

The program will provide 14 caregivers with dementia training at First Choice Home Health in Bozeman, where they say most of their patients are suffering from some form of dementia.

In 2017, there were 287 deaths caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in Montana, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

People who’ve gone through it with a family member say it’s hard on those around them too.