Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View our videos on YouTube
Summer 2014
The Alzheimer's Association Helpline

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 can the Association 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.  

 

Support Groupssupportgroups 
Upcoming Education ProgramsEducationPrograms

August 5, 2014:
9am to 2 pm
 
Building Your Skills as a Caregiver:  Dressing, Bathing, Nutrition and Communication 

Alzheimer's Association 
4600 Cox Road, Salon A 
Glen Allen, VA 23060

  

$10.00 per person -
Lite lunch provided. 

Click here for more information.

 

August 20, 2014:  

6:30pm to 8pm

 

Legal and Financial Planning

Shalom Baptist Church, 6395 Mechanicsville Tpke. Mechanicsville, VA 23111

September 9, 2014:

6pm to 7:30pm   

 

Use Your Resources:
Reach Out and Accept Help


Spring Arbor Richmond
9991 Ridgefield Parkway

Henrico, VA 23233

 

September 16, 2014:
5:30pm to 6:30pm

What is Respite and What Are Your Options?

Hanover Adult Day Care
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

September 17, 2014
6:30pm to 8pm
  

Living with Alzheimer's:
A Personal Perspective 

 

Shalom Baptist Church
6395 Mechanicsville Tpke. 
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

 

September 24, 2014 

1pm to 5pm

   

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

Spring Arbor Salisbury
14001 Turnberry Lane

Midlothian, VA 23113   

 

Lite lunch provided.  

 

September 30, 2014

10am to 2pm

 

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia: Early Stage - for Caregivers

Powhatan County Library
2270 Mann Road
Powhatan, VA 23139

 

Lite lunch provided.

 

For more information, or to register, please call 804-967-2580.

Stay Connected!stayconnected 

 

Address: 

4600 Cox Road
Suite 130

Glen Allen, VA 23060

 

Phone:

804-967-2580

 

24/7 Helpline:

800-272-3900

 

www.alz.org/grva 

Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's electronic newsletter. This quarterly publication is designed to keep you up to date on Alzheimer's and related dementias programs, services, information, resources and research.
purple-yellow-pattern.gif
WalkEndGet Involved!! 
Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's!! 

 

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond
will hold four Walks in its service area: 

 

Saturday, September 20th

Middle Penninsula-Northern Neck Walk
Bethpage Camp Resort in Urbanna

 

Saturday, September 27th

Fredericksburg Walk  

University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg

Saturday, October 18th 
Richard Bland College in Petersburg

Saturday, October 18th
Richmond Walk
Markel Plaza in Innsbrook.
 
Walk to End Alzheimer's PSA
Walk to End Alzheimer's PSA 
 
This year, we hope to have over 4,000 participants and raise over $500,000 for Alzheimer's care, support and research!

To thank you for your efforts, new this year,  

we invite you to participate in the  

National Incentive Program.

 

After the Walk, when your fundraising dollars  

have been tallied, you will receive an email with details on your incentive level and how to redeem your prize.

 

Click here to see the list of prizes.

 


We also need volunteers to help with set-up,
clean-up, registration, water stops, promise garden,
the T-shirt tent and so much more.

 
purple-yellow-pattern.gif
AAIC2014 Alzheimer's Association
International Conference 

 

Alzheimer's findings seen as a possible

new window to understanding the disease. 


Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have discovered a possible new link between an abnormal protein in the brain and the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a breakthrough that could open new avenues to understanding the disease and finding effective treatments.

Abnormal forms of the protein, which assists DNA in coding and building new proteins inside the cell, appear to increase the atrophy of regions of the brain important to memory. And it could be a trigger of some kind, perhaps independently initiating the onset of Alzheimer's-related dementia when combined with two other proteins whose abnormalities have long been implicated in the disease.

 

These findings, and more, were presented during the recently concluded six-day Alzheimer's Association International Conference, AAIC, in Copenhagen.  

 

AAIC is the world's largest conference of its kind, bringing together researchers from around the world to report and discuss groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

 

To read more about the Mayo Clinic discovery, click here.

 

To see all the 2014 AAIC video highlights, click here. 

 
purple-yellow-pattern.gif
SaveTheDateSave the Date! 

  

The Alzheimer's Association
Greater Richmond Chapter's
Estes Express Lines Conference on Dementia

November 10, 2014 
8:30am to 4:30pm 
The Westin Richmond 
6631 W. Broad Street 
 
Richmond, VA 23230

Presenters will include:

Adam Rosenblatt, MD
Neuropsychiatrist, MCV
Topic: Alzheimer's and related dementia diseases

Maria Carrillo, PhD
Vice President of Medical and Scientific Relations, Alzheimer's Association
Topic: Research; past, present and future

Joyce Simard, MSW
Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia, Sydney
Topic: Living, not just existing, with Alzheimer's*

Karen Stobbe
Actress, Director, Writer, and Geriatric Consultant
Topic: Stop, look, and listen for caregivers*

* Denotes split-sessions:
A session for family caregivers and
a session for professional caregivers.

Conference Fees (includes refreshments and lunch)

Family Caregiver: $30 prior to 10/3/2014
$35 after 10/3/2014

Professional Caregiver: $60 prior to 10/3/2014
$70 after 10/3/2014

CEU Credits will be available for
an additional $20 processing fee
 
For more information, please call 804-967-2580

This activity has been submitted to the Virginia Nurses Association for approval toward contact hours. The Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

 
  
 NewBoardNew Board Officers and Members
 

The Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond
Chapter is proud to announce its recently elected
officers and board members.

 

Officers for the 2015 fiscal year are:

President, Andrea Yoak, Esq., ThompsonMcMullan, PC

Vice President, Judith O'Brien, MassMutual Greater Richmond

Treasurer, Gene Johnson, Retired

 
Secretary, Brenda Mitchell, Crater Community Hospice

 

New Board members who began a
two-year term on July 1st are:

Katie Hamman, Door to Door Solutions

 

Jean Linnenbringer, Genworth

 

James A. Shield, MD, Retired

 

Fran Zehmer, Retired

  

We are delighted to have each and
every one of them on our team!