VIRGINIA ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS COMMISSION TO HOLD RICHMOND LISTENING SESSION

The Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission is preparing to update the Virginia State Dementia Plan and they want to hear from people with dementia and their caregivers. To facilitate this, the Commission is holding a Greater Richmond Listening Session from 1pm to 3pm on June 16th at the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter, 4600 Cox Road in Glen Allen.

Staff from the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter will join the Commission and provide an overview of the Virginia Dementia State Plan.

Individuals with dementia and mild cognitive impairment, as well as family caregivers, are encouraged to attend the public listening session. Health care professionals are also welcome. Those in attendance will be encouraged, but not required, to speak about the Virginia Dementia State Plan, their dementia care needs, and the challenges that they face in dealing with dementia.

The Virginia Dementia State Plan is a planning document from the Virginia Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission and outlines a strategic, coordinated approach to respond to dementia-related needs throughout the Commonwealth. The plan includes goals, objectives and strategies that Virginia can employ to ensure the state is prepared to support individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

The session will also highlight the accomplishments made to improve Virginia’s dementia response in the last four years.

To view the Virginia Dementia State Plan, please visit http://www.alzpossible.org.

To learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter, please visit http://www.alz.org/grva.

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