In-home respite services available
for Alzheimer's care-givers
By by Steve Gillespie / staff writer
March 23, 2003
Help is available for those caring for people with Alzheimer's disease.
In-home respite services are now available because of a grant to the Division of Alzheimer's, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, to the state chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
An agency has been contracted by the East Central Area Agency on Aging to provide the in-home services in its nine-county region, which includes Lauderdale, Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith counties.
Barbara Dobrosky, program director for the state Alzheimer's Association and East Central Mississippi branch director of the association, said the grant is available for two-and-a-half years.
She said the program offers assistance anywhere for up to 32 hours a month.
For more information, call the local Alzheimer's Association office at 483-4720, or the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 264-2007.