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
  • Garden Park Adult Day Program
    Greenwood, MS

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
207 W. Jackson Street.  2nd Floor
Ridgeland, MS 39157
(769) 230-0611
(800) 272-3900 (Toll Free)


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)


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


Provides mini-grants to families dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease in South Mississippi
415 South 28th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Mississippi Access to Care (MAC) Center
(844) 822-4622


The MIND Center Clinic, University of Mississippi Medical Center
University Physicians Pavilion
Suite F
1410 E. Woodrow Wilson Avenue
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 496-MIND (Appointments)

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.

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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.

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