In tough times, Perdue backs help for caregivers – Raleigh News & Observer

Project CARE takes up a distinctly minor piece of the state budget puzzle, but it’s called a major life-saver by people who use it to receive a break from the grueling task of looking after family members with dementia. For those consumed by round-the-clock care for a parent or spouse with severe cognitive problems, employees paid for by CARE provide precious hours for shopping, running errands or simply recuperating.