The Alzheimer's Association Chapters in Virginia provide many support services free of charge to families dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
Helpline - Extensive information is available on Alzheimer's disease, referrals to community resources and services, and up-to-date information on research and medications.
Lending Library - A variety of books and videos on the disease itself and related caregiving issues are available for loan at Chapter offices.
Newsletter - Periodic publications that provide readers with updates on support services, caregiving tips, research, Chapter news, and support group information.
These local groups enable people with Alzheimer's disease, their friends, and their families to share practical information, caregiving tips, problem solving techniques, emotional support, and new ways of coping with dementia.
Chapters provide community education and outreach, including workshops and conferences, health fairs, and presentations to schools, civic and service groups, and local faith and business communities.
A nationwide identification, support, and registration program that provides assistance to people with memory impairment who become lost, either locally or far away from home. The program is based on the use of identification bracelets and a national database of contact information. Scholarships may be available through a local chapter to cover the cost of the program for those in need.
Chapter staff and volunteers meet annually with legislators in Richmond and Washington, D.C., to advocate for Alzheimer's research, caregiver support, and other legislative issues of interest to those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
A percentage of donated funds go to the National Alzheimer's Association to support research and education.