Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia

The division responsible for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia related activities supports state planning efforts and certification of Adult Day Program Services for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Additional standards for Alzheimer’s Respite Programs were included in the 2016 DMH Operational Standards for Community Service Providers. As a result of recent reorganization efforts within the Department of Mental Health, requests for training for special events and technical assistance will be considered or referred to our partners within the Dementia Care Network. The Division is located in the Department of Mental Health Central Office in Jackson, MS. The Division funds in part and certifies two adult day centers: Garden Park Adult Day Center in Greenwood, and Footprints Adult Day Services in Newton.

  • Footprints Adult Day Services
    Newton, MS
    601-683-4320
  • Garden Park Adult Day Program
    Greenwood, MS
    662-451-9058

For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, contact:

Kathy Van Cleave, LMSW, LCMHT
MS Department of Mental Health
kathy.vancleave@dmh.ms.gov
601-359-1288

Facts About Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Association

Information and Resources from Alzheimer’s Mississippi

Other Related Resources

Click here to view the Living with Alzheimer’s:  A Resource Guide

Click here to view the brochure What You Should Know About Alzheimer’s Disease

Click here to view the Silver Alert Brochure

 

Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter
232 Market Street
2nd Floor
Flowood, MS 39232
(800) 272-3900 (Toll Free)
(228) 437-0650
www.alz.org/ms

 

Alzheimer’s Mississippi
855 S. Pear Orchard Road
Suite 501
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(601) 987-0020
(877) 930-6190 (Toll Free)
(844) 587-9159 (Fax)
www.alzms.org

 

American Parkinson Disease Association
P. O. Box 4091
Brandon, MS 39047
(866) 678-2431
www.msapda.org

 

disentangleAD
Provides mini-grants to families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease in South Mississippi
415 South 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-579-5016
www.disentanglead.com

 

Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Center
(844) 822-4622
www.mississippiaccesstocare.org

 

The MIND Center Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center
University Physicians Pavilion
Suite F
1410 E. Woodrow Wilson Avenue
Jackson, MS 39216
mindcenter@umc.edu
www.ummchealth.com/mindcenter
(601) 496-MIND (Appointments)

 

Paint It PurplePaint It Purple!

DMH and the Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter wants Mississippians to help paint the state purple on September 21 in honor of World Alzheimer’s Day.

Mississippians are encouraged to wear purple and display purple ribbons/bows on their homes and offices to show their support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and the loved ones who care for them. People are also encouraged to host a Paint It Purple! event in their city and/or workplace.

For more information, contact members of the Dementia Care Network or the Department of Mental Health at 601-359-1288.

 

Silver Alert

Family members and friends now have a system in place to notify the public if a loved one who is believed to have dementia or other cognitive impairments is missing. When a loved one is missing, fear and anxiety can take over. The Silver Alert System, which is similar to the Amber Alert System for children, is designed to help spread the message about a missing person in hopes to locate the person as quickly as possible.

For more information, visit http://www.dps.state.ms.us/crime-investigation/bureau-of-investigation/silver-alert/

 

Shatter the Silence

For many people, depression and thoughts of suicide aren’t necessarily thought of as problems older adults may be facing. Adults just don’t think that their parents or that their spouse of four or five decades could consider that. But the statistics prove those commonly-held notions wrong.  The highest suicide rate of any age group occurs among those aged 65 and older. There is an average of one suicide among the elderly every 90 minutes.

For more information, click here.

 



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