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The Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter has been proudly helping those in need for the last 35 years. We serve the community on a local level with our main chapter office in Norfolk and branch office in Williamsburg. 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.

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Our History

Over thirty-five years ago if you said the words “Alzheimer’s disease”, people would be silent with confusion, not knowing to what you were referring. Although Alzheimer’s disease wasn’t as well known as it is today, it was equally as devastating. Only then, people really had nowhere to turn.

Lucille Cartwright, an essential member of that committee, was instrumental in bringing what was then the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to life. Prior to her passing in 2011, she often recalled a time when even leaders in the medical community were unaware of this disease that seemed to be affecting more and more individuals. With foresight and willingness to serve a dedicated few, the Alzheimer's Association has helped thousands throughout our service area over the past quarter-century.

Two offices and more than 35 years later, there is no question that there is still much work to be done. As we celebrate our many years of service, we reflect on all those who have called upon our services. Many have since succumbed to the battle against Alzheimer’s. In their memory, we remain steadfast in our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

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