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The Holidays and Alzheimer's

Holidays can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer's. Try these tips to make the holidays easier and enjoyable for everyone.

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Central and Western Virginia Chapter

The Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia
Chapter is open to the public during these hours:
Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other hours are by appointment only. 
Please click HERE for contact information.


SUPPORT GROUPS 

Support groups will be conducted by phone or in-person. To find a group,
please call 800.272.3900 or click HERE for further information. 
 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS 

Please note that most education programs will be conducted by phone or virtually until further notice.
Please call 800.272.3900 or click HERE for current programs.
 

CORONA VIRUS TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS

Dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions may increase a person's risk of contracting COVID-19.  Learn how to protect your loved one. 


ABOUT CENTRAL AND WESTERN VIRGINIA 

Currently more than 140,000 in Virginia are living with Alzheimer's disease and over 458,000 caregivers, family and friends are providing care. Serving 52 counties and cities, with offices in Charlottesville, Danville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg and Roanoke, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer's and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Caregivers

Dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions may increase a person's risk of contracting COVID-19. Learn how to help protect your loved one.

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Know the 10 Signs

Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging.

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When Someone You Love Is Diagnosed

Coming to terms with the diagnosis requires time. Immediate reactions of denial and fear are normal and may help you and the person diagnosed process the grief you are feeling.

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Know What to Expect: Middle-Stage Caregiving

Resources are available to help both you and the person with dementia as the disease progresses.

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