2015 Grand Champions and Champions

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Heidi Bristow
Nelson Clark
Jacqueline Jones
Kristi Newman
Michele Stump
Donald Talbott
Christy Talbott

Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Maritza Cooper
Lydia Fuller
Nancy Hazzard
Beatrice Johnson
Amy Lewis
Marjorie Mitchell
Jessica Showers
Kyle Talbott
Suzanne Turner
Jonathan Tustin and Carolyn Hughes

Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Angela Altizer
Kelly Bassler
Cindi Bowen
Anne Boyles
Barb Cole
Jeanine Denno
Melanie Fenwick
Michelle Gomez
Jane Johnson
Hannah McDonald
Mark Mead
Jeff Perry
Danielle Powell
Edward Ronckovitz
Laura Rutledge
Terry Ryan

Fredericksburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Diana Bright
Angela Davis
Roberta Dezeeuw
Cheryl Erndle
George Hall
Kristin Lawrence
Cheryl Marshall
Jennifer McLaughlin
Jennifer Muse
Phillip Nicholson
Marqessa Njie
Anne Overington
Ruthi Pietras
Sarah Resnick
Judy Scheibe
Kimberly Sullivan
Theresa Wanex
Mackenzie Wanex

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Grand Champions

Susan Hudson
Stephanie Alegria
Jennifer Allen
Farah Allen
Nancy Anderson
John M. Anderson Construction
Ralph Andrews
Jeff Baldwin
William Cabaniss
Ruth D’Alessandro
Gail Duncan
Lee Edwards
Afton Edwards
Elena Edwards
Thresa Felix
Brad Fleenor
Jami Flemmons
Koren Flint
Amanda Griffith
Katie Hamann
Cindy Hamlin
Stephanie Hobbs
Teedie Johnson
Deborah Jones
Brad Kiscaden
Marie Kolendo
Diane Logan
Richard Long
Chris Maher
Andrea McCauley
Megan McManus
Alicia Miller
Christine Nicholson Ward
Pam Overbey
Peter Polignone
Stefanie Powell
Ryan Redd
Crystal Rollins
Selena Sanderson
Kirsten Schlegel
Buck Stinson
Shelbi Tabler
Kendra Tribble
Elizabeth Watson
Karen and Bill Whitworth
Carrie Williamson
Mary Wooten
Andrea Yoak

Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Champions

Tracy Carr
Jeaninne Baumann
Annie Alexander
Stephanie Anderson
Lora Anderson
Kaitlyn Baumann
Chris Blaum
Janet Campbell
Teresa Catlin
Paige Chargois
Barbara Cole
David Darden
Tina DiBello
Cathy Driggers
James Duke
Wanda Fauth
Nancy Feldman
Marcia Finsterwald
Allyson Foor
David Garrett
Melissa Hagerman
Kathryn Hallett
Lynn Hancock
Sue Henneberry
Denise Holt
Natasha Howard
Micah Hunt
Wanda Hunt
Mary Johnson
Shannon Jones
Billie Leonard
MaryAnn Lowenstein
Christy Lyons
Brenda Macrae
Lydia Maddox
Ashleigh Moody
Cassandra Naville
Peggy Nieder
Sherry Peterson
Sally Raderer
Mary Beth Rawls
Sarah Reiske
Allison Rothschild
Thomas Rowe
Kendra Rudman
Kelly Shumate
Wilma Smith
Laurie Snyder
Tracy Stauffer
Rich Thomas
Mary Tomes
Sherry Tucker
Lauri Walker
Erin Walsh
Brittany Walton
Amanda Walton
Jean Wightman
Aidan Williams
Lori Wimer
Julia Yates

 

 

 

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December Education Programs

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December 1; 10-11:30am
Preparing for the Holidays: For Family Caregivers and Friends
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
4600 Spotsylvania Avenue
2nd Floor Conference Room
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

December 3rd; 5-7:30pm
Dementia: The Basics
Alzheimer’s Association Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Regional Office
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061

December 9th; 6:30-7:30pm
Conversations About Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Effective Communication Strategies
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

 

December 2015 Support Groups – Richmond and the Tri-Cities

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December 1st; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Second Branch Baptist Church
12217 Second Branch Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Please call Edith Byrnes, 804-271-4441, or Sharon Condrey, 804-590-9305, for more information.

December 1st; 3pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
401 N. Second Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Please call Blanche Castelow, 804-748-5585, or June Gilliam, 804-748-6668, for more information.

December 1st; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information.

December 3rd; 6pm
For Caregivers
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Please call Wanda Hunt, 804-305-8394, for more information.

December 7th; 10am
For Caregivers
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Please call Jessica Samet, 804-967-2580, for more information.

December 8th; 7pm
For Adult Children
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Lynda Gormus, 804-320-0619, or Erin Davidson, 804-514-2142, for more information.

December 9th; 9:30am
For Caregivers
Hanover Adult Day Center
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Please call Vivian Bagby, 804-321-1649, or Barbara Allen, 804-782-1942, for more information.

December 9th; 10am
For Caregivers
New Life United Methodist Church
900 Old Hundred Road
Midlothian, VA 23114
Please call Bob Schaefer, 804-310-7991, or Leigh Hilldrup, 804-839-0236, for more information.

December 9th; 7pm
For Caregivers
1661 Centerville Parke Lane
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
Please call Susan Kidd, 804-387-7246, for more information.

December 12th; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call Jacki Page, 804-321-2573, for more information.

December 15th; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

December 15th; 2pm
For Caregivers
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
Family Life Center, Blanchette Brown Room
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Nancy Lentz, 804-967-2586, for more information.

December 15th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods Health Care Center
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information.

December 17th; 1pm
For Caregivers
Chickahominy YMCA
5401 Whiteside Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call Connie Tucker, 804-241-2056, or Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, for more information.

December 17th, 1:30pm
Early Stage for Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please Call the Chapter Office, 804-967-2580, for more information.

December 17th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Court
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Please call Blanche Castelow, 804-748-5585, or Edith Byrnes, 804-271-4441, for more information.

December 22nd; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call Mary Ann Johnson, 804-967-2582, for more information.

Younger-Onset Group
This is a Support Group for individuals who were diagnosed with a dementia disease under the age of 65. For more information on this group, please contact the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter office at 804-967-2580.

December 2015 Support Groups – Fredericksburg

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December 1st; 10am
For Caregivers
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
4600 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

December 14th; 6:30pm
For Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please call the Chapter Office, 540-370-0835, for more information.

December 15th; 1:30pm
For Caregivers
Homecare America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

December 15th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center
6106 Health Center Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please contact Judy Scheibe, 540-898-1378, for more information.

December 2015 Support Groups – Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck

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December 7th; 11am
For Caregivers
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22489
No respite available.
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

December 8th; 6pm
For Caregivers
The Orchard
62 Delfae Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Respite available with reservation.
Please call Carolyn Costello, 804-615-1117, for more information.

December 9th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available.
Please contact Ted Leonard, 804-642-9189, for more information.

December 15th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Harmony Grove Baptist Church
7722 Gen. Puller Hwy
Topping, VA 23169
Respite available with reservation.
Please contact Barbara Swain, 804-832-1571, or Lisa Jones, 804-695-9008, for more information.

December 16th; 9am
Early Stage – For Persons with Dementia
Call the Alzheimer’s Association, 804-695-9382, for more information.
December 17th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Commonwealth Assisted Living
460 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Respite care available with reservation.
Please contact Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

December 17th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available.
Please contact Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

December 22nd; 10am
Early Stage – For Persons with Dementia
Call the Alzheimer’s Association, 804-695-9382, for more information.

VIRGINIA’S MEDICAID COSTS FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER’S WILL INCREASE BY NEARLY 61% OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS

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The Alzheimer’s Association’s recently released report, The Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Medicaid Costs: A Growing Burden for States, found that between 2015 and 2025, Medicaid costs for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias will increase in every state in the U.S. and the District of Columbia. In fact, by 2025, 35 states will see increases in Alzheimer’s Medicaid costs of at least forty percent from 2015. Twenty-two states, including Virginia, will see increases of at least fifty percent.

In Virginia, Medicaid spending on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will increase 60.6% by 2025. This year, spending will total $814-million increasing to $1.3-billion in 2025. Approximately ten percent of the 2015 Medicaid budget in Virginia is spent on people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s and other dementias rely on Medicaid, which is funded by state and federal governments, at a rate nearly three times greater than other seniors due to the long duration of the disease, the intense personal care needs and the high cost of long-term care services. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, by the age of 80, seventy-five percent of people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will be admitted to a nursing home, compared with just four percent of the general population.

The quickly rising Medicaid costs for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in Virginia goes hand-in-hand with the rise in individuals living with the disease. Currently, there are an estimated 130,000 Virginians with Alzheimer’s and that figure will jump by forty-six percent to 190,000 individuals by 2025.

“Alzheimer’s is a triple threat,” said Marie Kolendo, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond, “with soaring prevalence, lack of treatment and enormous costs that no one can afford.”

“Virginia needs to implement the Dementia State Plan goals to ensure that the state is able to address the growing needs of the dementia population,” added Kolendo.

To read the full report findings, visit alz.org/trajectory.