Dementia State Plan
A report from the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission calls on the Commonwealth to improve coordination of state services to help serve the growing numbers of those with dementia in Virginia. Read the commission’s report, “Dementia State Plan: Virginia’s Response to the Needs of Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers.”
More information is available in this press release.
The Commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Governor and the Secretary of Health and Human Resources (HHR), and exists to assist people with Alzheimer's disease or related disorders, as well as their caregivers.
The Commission consists of nonlegislative citizen members, appointed as follows:
Three members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates;
Two members are appointed by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections; and
Ten members are appointed by the Governor. Of these ten, seven are appointed from the board members, staff members and volunteers of the Virginia Chapters of the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association. The other three members are appointed from the public at large. The Commission elects a Chairman from among its membership. View a current list of Commission members.
View a complete description of the selection process of Commission members and their respective terms of service. Visit the Virginia General Assembly’s Code of Virginia page. Type "51.5-154"; in the box under the words "Enter search phrase and press submit", then press the "submit" button.
The Commission meets quarterly and all meetings are open to the public. Meetings of the Commission and each of its committees are announced in advance on the Commonwealth Calendar. Minutes of recent meetings are also available on the Calendar. See links below.
The Commission prepares an annual report for the Governor and General Assembly. You may review the Commission’s current report.
The Commission also sponsors a website that is accessible to Virginia citizens who wish to learn more about the Commonwealth’s commitment to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This website contains information that can assist both family members and community service providers. It lists a series of free educational “webinars” on topics that impact persons dealing with the disease. The website is www.alzpossible.org.
Meetings and Minutes:
(Minutes for 2012 meetings are not posted. Contact us if you need a copy.)
December 2, 2014 Quarterly Meeting
August 5, 2014 Quarterly Meeting
May 20, 2014 Quarterly Meeting
March 25, 2014 Quarterly Meeting
December 4, 2013 Data & Research Work Group Meeting (at 3:30pm)
December 3, 2013 Training Work Group Meeting (at 3:00pm)
October 15, 2013 Quarterly Meeting
October 15, 2013 Coordinated Care Work Group Meeting (at 9:00am)
September 23, 2013 Data & Research Work Group Meeting (at 3:30pm)
September 19, 2013 Training Work Group Meeting (at 2:00pm)
August 27, 2013 Quarterly Meeting
August 21, 2013 Legislative Committee
May 14, 2013 Quarterly Meeting
April 10, 2013 Nominating Committee
March 12, 2013 Quarterly Meeting
December 11, 2012 Quarterly Meeting
October 17, 2012 Research Workgroup 5 Meeting
August 21, 2012 Quarterly Meeting
August 21, 2012 Workgroup 3 Meeting
August 15, 2012 State Dementia Plan Goal 5 Workgroup Meeting
August 13, 2012 Legislative Committee
June 12, 2012 Quarterly Meeting
June 12, 2012 Workgroup 3 Meeting
May 21, 2012 State Dementia Plan Goal 5 Workgroup Meeting
March 13, 2012 Quarterly Meeting
March 13, 2012 Workgroup 3 Meeting
All meetings are open to the public, and will be held from 10 am to 2pm at the Virginia Division for the Aging, unless otherwise noted. View directions to VDA. (.pdf)
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