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ND a Leader in Helping People with Dementia & Their Caregivers

December 15, 2010

FARGO, N. D. - Caring for a person with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can be draining on the caregiver, and North Dakota is the first state in the nation to provide an innovative program to help caregivers as well as those in their care.

The Dementia Care Services Program is provided through the Alzheimer's Association at locations across the state. Janis Cheney, state director for AARP North Dakota, says it provides key care consultations and recommendations.

"It just really is important for people to have a place to go, someone to talk to, and someone who can provide concrete and useful suggestions and ideas."

She says nonstop care can cause burnout for many caregivers. They often need some respite care of their own, to which the consultants can direct them.

"It is intended to be an information and resource network for people, to provide information to raise awareness and knowledge of dementia, and to really provide a way to support people and assist people."

Cheney says each region of North Dakota that is served by a Human Service Center is also served by a care consultant, which allows the program to reach even those who live in remote areas of the state. People who have questions about how to access the program can call the Alzheimer's Association centers in Bismarck, 701-258-4933, or Fargo at 701-277-9757. For a brochure on the program, Cheney suggests calling 1-866-554-5383.

Dick Layman, Public News Service - ND