Fall 2013

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Conversations About Dementiadementia


When someone is showing signs of dementia, it's time to talk. The Alzheimer's Association Conversations about Dementia program is designed to help you talk with your family about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics around Alzheimer's and dementia. Some of the most difficult conversations to have
are about:


-Going to the
doctor to get a diagnosis or medical care,

 -Deciding when it is necessary to stop driving  

 -Making plans for managing finances and legal documents to be sure the person's wishes are carried out and the costs of future care
are covered.


You may try to wait until the time is "right" to have these conversations, but in reality, that time rarely comes. The sooner these discussions can take place, the better, so you can include the person about whom you have concerns and avoid unexpected situations in the future. Join us and learn some tips for breaking the ice and setting the stage for meaningful and productive conversations about dementia.


To learn more, contact:

Merle Kahn, mkahn@alz.org

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The Alzheimer's Association Helplinehelp

Our helpline at 800-272-3900 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer's disease. Call us if you have questions about:


-Alzheimer's disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and
care options

-How the Association can help you

-Caregiving tips and respite care options

-Services available in your community and referrals 

You can also call us for emotional support --
as often as you need.
We know that living
with Alzheimer's can

be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you -- all day,  every day.  

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Upcoming Education ProgramsEducation

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia:  The Moderate Stage Series - for Caregivers

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
 New Bridge Baptist Church, 5701 Elko Road, Sandston, VA 23150


See more education programs here.  


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Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: 804.967.2580

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2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk

Walk to End 

The Alzheimer's Association's signature nationwide fund-raising event is almost here! Each fall, tens of thousands of people walk together to increase awareness of the disease and the courage of those facing its daily challenges.  

2013 Locations:


Your participation makes a difference to the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and the over 15 million caring for them. Walk to End Alzheimer's brings communities together in an effort to stand up and stop this epidemic, and we need you to stand with us. Register now and invite your friends and family to join you.

It's not too late to form a team or walk alone. Call Sandy Grady at 804-967-2517 or e-mail sgrady1@alz.org for more information.  



2013 Estes Express Lines
Conference on Dementiaestes

The Westin Hotel 

6631 W. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230    8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, November 1, 2013


How Early Can We Diagnose Alzheimer's Disease and What's New with Research?
Ronald C. Petersen, M.D., Ph.D.,Director of the Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Dementia and Depression
Larry Tune, M.D., Director, Clinical Core, Emory University Alzheimer's Disease Center

The Art of Relationship: Self Care to
Care Giving
Angela Lunde, M.A., Dementia Education Specialist, Mayo Clinic's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Conference Fee: 
Family Caregiver
Early Bird Until 10/1/13 - $30    
After 10/1/13 - $35   
Professional Caregiver*
Early Bird Until 10/1/13 - $60    
After 10/1/13 - $70 
*Groups of four or more from same organization pay $50 per participant 

Register by calling 804.967.2580 or by faxing the form found on flyer link below to 804.967.2588.

Click here for the flyer with registration form.  

If you would like to pay by PayPal, please go to our Donate Page. Please specify that you are paying for the Conference.



Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2013aaic  
The Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2013 (AAIC) took place in Boston, and we want to share some of the event's most exciting news with you. More than 4,800 researchers gathered to view thousands of poster presentations and to learn from hundreds of the world's most preeminent speakers.
Watch expert analysis of breaking news from AAIC, including additional results of a negative Phase 3 trial of IVIG in Alzheimer's disease, four research trials investigating new targets for therapies and new knowledge about risk factors, including a study revealing that many types of cancer, and chemotherapy treatments, may be associated with lower risk.

Learn more about the conference and next year's AAIC in Copenhagen, Denmark here.