(Creating Dementia Solutions 23) The Importance of Respite for Caregivers

Caregivers for those living with dementia are an especially dedicated group. Particularly if the one for whom they are caring is a relative, such as a spouse.

Sometimes, though, that dedication can lead to exhaustion.

In this episode of Creating Dementia Solutions, Miles for Memories founder Sherii Sherban talks about what respite really means – and how important caring for the caregiver is.

Episode Resources
Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
Creating Dementia Solutions: Emergency Responders Embrace ‘Help Home’ Technology
More Creating Dementia Solutions episodes


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.