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      Alzheimer's Association offers funding for respite care

      The Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is offering respite funds for those who are in need.

      State lawmakers are currently providing caregivers with the funds for Alzheimer's respite care. Caregivers are able to receive up to $500 worth of funding. The money will be distributed on a first come first serve basis depending on eligibility. The funds also go towards giving caregivers who are caring for a parent or other loved one if a break is needed, by bringing in another caregiver for the day.

      "There's been so many things that we needed that we never dreamt we would need, and this also helps to pay for things other than respite care. It gets you out of the house maybe for just a little bit just to get your work done," said Amber Lupton, an Alzheimer's caregiver.

      Funds for respite care are available now through April 14th in Northeast, Central, and Southwest Missouri.