(Creating Dementia Solutions 35) Who is a Caregiver?

When you think of a caregiver for someone living with dementia or another illness, who do you think of? A spouse? A close family member? Certainly, a professional would be in that category, too, right?

In this episode of Creating Dementia Solutions, we learn from Miles for Memories volunteers Cassandra Lucas-Moore and Colleen Acker with Carewell Services Southwest we could be a caregiver and not even realize it.

Episode Resources
Carewell Services Dementia Support website
Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM 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.