Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Elders First

Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Jun 23 2011

Elders First is providing a humane and supportive daytime enrichment program for the estimated 2,590 people with Alzheimer's disease who are currently living in Rutherford County. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund a portion (25%) of the salary for the full-time position of Program Director.  24 of 30 (80%) day program participants will maintain cognitive abilities as demonstrated by scores on the MMSE. 24 of 30 of (80%) of program participants will maintain or improve level of mood as measured by the Geriatric Depression Scale (Zung), with testing at 6 month intervals.  19 of 30 (64%) caregivers of the elderly receiving 4 hours of relief per week will report improved physical health. 23 of 30 (78%) will report improved emotional health, less depression and stress, more time for healthy behaviors (specifically: employment, leisure, shopping, rest, and exercise).

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