Winter 2014
Support Groupssupportgroups 
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 Programs
Education

Navigating the Maze of Dementia

 

In Partnership with  

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

 

March 29, 2014

9:00 - 3:00

Registration 8:30 - 9:00

 

Masonic Hall

520 North 25th Street

Richmond VA 23223

 

Topics Include:

-Overview of Dementia Diseases

-Legal and Financial Issues

-Medications and Dementia

-Abuse & Neglect

 

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

 

 See more education programs here.

   

 

 

Stay Connected!stayconnected 

 

4600 Cox Road,
Ste 130

Glen Allen, VA 23060

Phone: 804.967.2580

24/7 Helpline:

800-272-3900

www.alz.org/grva   

 

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Welcome to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Richmond Chapter's e-newsletter. Our quarterly newsletter is meant to keep you up-to-date on issues and events in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. We greatly appreciate your support, and wish you a happy and healthy new year!


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Thank you to those who participated in our 2013 Walks to End Alzheimer's!estes 

Thanks to our sponsors and more than 3,300 walkers, the Chapter's four Walks raised more than $450,000!

 

Check out our Flickr page for photos from
the walks! 

 
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Walk to End

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Mark your calendar for  
this year's Greater Richmond Area Walks.

Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck: September 20, 2014

 

Fredericksburg: September 27, 2014

 

Richmond: October 4, 2014

 

Tri-Cities: TBD  

      

 
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From left to right: Reese Williams, Xtra 99.1 FM; Lynne K. Seward, CEO,
A Grace Place, Sherry Peterson, CEO, Alzheimer's Association; Kym Grinnage, NBC12
 

From its founding in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association has led the fight to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. During November, the Greater Richmond Chapter marks the awareness month by hosting an Alzheimer's Advocate Recognition Reception. This year's invitational reception was held on November 14 at the Virginia War Memorial. The reception was a tribute to donors, volunteers, caregivers and,
in particular, to local advocates who have
helped build awareness of the Association and generate concern about the disease and its
impact on families. More than 100 guests
enjoyed complimentary appetizers, drinks
and entertainment.

 

2013 Honorees included:

Lynne K. Seward, CEO, A Grace Place

WWBT NBC 12

WXGM Xtra 99.1 FM

 

Conference on Dementia conference

Estes Express Lines once again sponsored the Chapter's Annual Conference on Dementia, November 1st, at the Westin Hotel.  Keeping with the Alzheimer's Association's dual mission of people and science, the conference presented nationally-known speakers on topics ranging from the latest in research to care-giving technique to more than 200 people.
 

Genworth is proud to be a Gold Level National Team of the Walk to End Alzheimer's and a 2014 Gold Champion Sponsor of the Greater Richmond Chapter. 

 

Alzheimer's Disease and Long Term Carealzcare

 

One of the biggest concerns to those diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease is the financial impact on the family. Because the duration of the disease generally can range from four to as many as 20 years after a diagnosis, the need for long-term care support is essential, so the need for families to plan ahead before the need arises is critical.

 

The cost of Alzheimer's disease takes many forms. According to the Genworth 2013 Cost of Care Survey, the median cost of just one year in a nursing home is $83,950.

 

In addition to the significant cost of paid care, unpaid caregivers, primarily family members, provided 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $216 billion in 2012 alone. Genworth's 2013 study Beyond Dollars: A Way Forward draws out the often-overlooked costs to caregivers and families in terms of short-term impact on jobs, longer-term effect on careers, significant reductions in savings for the future (particularly retirement and college), and the broad and heartbreaking impact on family relationships.

 

Having the conversation around long term care planning can be awkward, but by talking now and taking charge, you and your loved ones can be better prepared for life's twists and turns. The resources provided at www.caringtalk.com will help your family with tools and resources necessary to appropriately plan for potential long term care needs.

 

Learn more about our study in Highlights from Beyond Dollars 2013.