What is Respite Care?
Respite Care is a form of short-term relief for the primary family caregiver. “Respite” is for the caregiver; “Care” is for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disease that destroys memory and thinking skills and eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. It is the most common cause of dementia. The continual demand for care can create emotional and physical stress for caregivers.