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Lecanemab Approved for Treatment of Alzheimer's

Lecanemab is the second FDA-approved treatment that addresses the underlying biology of Alzheimer's and changes the course of the disease in a meaningful way for people in the early stages.

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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. 

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Caregiver Resources during COVID-19


  1. AlzConnected: Message boards for those living with dementia and those providing care for someone with dementia.
  2. Training and Education Center: Watch any of our education programs online and on demand at your convenience. 
  3. Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline: Call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 to get support from a trained professional. You are never alone. 

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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Books for Kids

Alzheimer’s disease is a difficult subject, but learning more about it can help families learn what to expect.

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Facts and Figures Report

The annual Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report reveals the burden of Alzheimer's and dementia on individuals, caregivers, government and the nation's health care system.

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Understanding Late-Stage Care

Late-stage care decisions can be some of the hardest families face. Connect with other caregivers and learn what to expect.

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Preparing for Emergencies

Emergency situations, such as tornados, hurricanes, heat waves, fires and blizzards, can have a significant impact on everyone's safety, but they can be especially upsetting and confusing for individuals with dementia.

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Sleep Issues and Sundowning

People with dementia may have behavioral problems that begin at dusk and last into the night.

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Tell Congress to Invest in Research

In 2022, Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the United States $321 billion. We must act quickly to address this national crisis.

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Have Questions About Alzheimer's?

Take our free, online course Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia to learn about stages, risk factors, treatments and more.

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Alzheimer's Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter

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.

The Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter is here to help and is currently serving the following counties: Accomack, Brunswick, Charlotte, Chesapeake, Emporia, Franklin, Greensville, Halifax, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Nottoway, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Prince Edward, South Boston, Southampton, Suffolk, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, and York.

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