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 Winter 2012/2013

10th Annual Round to Remember Golf Tournament Scheduled for
May 3, 2013Golf

 
Golfers participate in this annual charity golf tournament with dinner and awards ceremony to support Alzheimer's Research and programs.
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EducationUpcoming Education Programs

  

Art and the Family Care Partner

March 16, 2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Markel Plaza

4600 Cox Rd.

Glen Allen, VA  23060

9 am- 2 pm

 

Signs of Dementia 

Were More Apparent at Work Than at HomeSigns   

DEAR ABBY: Alzheimer's and other dementias are a growing epidemic in America. Frequently, co-workers are the ones who notice a decline in functioning.

 

Could you please remind your readers to speak up to a family member when they see their co-workers struggling? My 62-year-old husband was recently diagnosed, and I have since learned that his co-workers spotted his troubles long before I did at home. Had I been informed, he could possibly have retired on disability and have Medicare today (which he does not now). Additionally, he would have known to have structured his retirement to include survivorship on his pension, which he did not. 
 
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Greetings!
 
Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's e-newsletter. This quarterly publication is meant to keep you up-to-date on issues and events in the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
  
 

Tips for the HolidaysTips

 

For most families, holidays are filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter, and memories. But holidays can also be filled with stress, disappointment, and sadness.

 

Because of the changes he or she has experienced, the person with Alzheimer's may feel a special sense of loss during the holidays. At the same time, caregivers may feel overwhelmed maintaining holiday traditions while caring for their loved ones. In addition, caregivers may feel hesitant to invite family and friends over to share the holiday for fear they will be uncomfortable with behavior changes in the family member.

 

Here are some suggestions that may help to make holidays happy, memorable occasions.

 

Adjust expectations:

* Call a face-to-face meeting or arrange for a long-distance telephone conference call with family and friends to discuss holiday celebrations. Make sure that everyone understands your caregiving situation and has realistic expectations about what you can and cannot do. No one can expect you to maintain every holiday tradition or event. 

* Give yourself permission to do only what you can reasonably manage. If you've always invited 15-20 people to your home, consider inviting five for a simple meal.

Consider having a potluck dinner or asking others to host the holiday at their home. READ MORE HERE...

 
Walk to End Alzheimer's 
Raises Record Funds Recordfunds

   
Special thanks to all of our 2,600 participants, generous sponsors,  and donors who contributed to raising more
than $430,000!
  
 
2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk
  
Walk to End 
  
Plans are already underway for our 2013 Walks in Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck.  


  
 
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