Education Programs – April 2016

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April 3rd; 10am
The Basics of Alzheimer’s:  Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
St. Mathias Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 5th; 6:30pm
Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters
Hopewell Public Library
209 E. Cawson Street
Hopewell, VA 23860
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 6th; 5pm
Effective Communication Strategies
dayBreaks Adult Day Center
2405 Dovercourt Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 6th; 7:30pm
Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Reveille United Methodist Church
1200 Cary Street Road
Richmond, VA 23221
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 7th; 5:30-7pm
Dementia: The Basics
Northumberland Public Library
7204 Northumberland Highway
Heathsville, VA 22473
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information or to register.

April 7th; 6pm
Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Parham Healthcare & Rehab Center
2400 E. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 8th; 10am-2pm
Living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia: Early Stage for Family Caregivers
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 Caroline Street, Room #1
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please call Lori Myers at 540-370-0835 for more information or to register.

April 8th; 10am-2pm
Living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia:  Early Stage for Those Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/Dementia
Central Rappahannock Regional Library
1201 Caroline Street, Room #2
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please call Lori Myers at 540-370-0835 for more information or to register.

April 9th; 10am
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
Chester United Methodist Church
12132 Percival Street
Chester, VA 23831
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 10th; 10am
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Early Stage
St. Mathias Episcopal Church,
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 12th; 6:30pm
Conversations About Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Petersburg Public Library
Multi-Purpose Room
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 13th; 10am-Noon
Living with Alzheimer’s: Legal and Financial; featuring Attorney Susan Jean with The Heritage Law Group
Lower United Methodist Church
120 Lower Church Road
Hartfield, VA 23071
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information or to register.

April 14th; 1-4pm
Living with Alzheimer’s: Moderate Stage
Essex Public Library
117 North Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information or to register.

April 14th; 6:30pm
Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters
Prince George Public Library
6605 Courts Drive
Prince George, VA 23875
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 17th; 10am
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Legal and Financial
St. Mathias Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 19th; 5:30pm
Basics of Alzheimer’s: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Hanover Adult Day Center
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 20th; 5pm
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
dayBreaks Adult Day Center
2405 Dovercourt Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 21st; 5:30pm
Dementia 411: Concerns, Questions, and Answers
Dinwiddie Public Library
14103 Boydton Plank Road
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 21st; 6pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Parham Healthcare & Rehab Center
2400 E. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 24th; 10am
Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
St. Mathias Episcopal Church
11300 W. Huguenot Road
Midlothian, VA 23113
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

April 27th; 10am
Healthy Habits for a Healthy You
The Senior Center of Greater Richmond
Brookdale Imperial Plaza – Auditorium
1717 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information or to register.

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Support Groups – April 2016

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April 4th; 10am
For Caregivers
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
Please call Jessica Samet, 804-967-2580, for more information.

April 4th; 4:30pm
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.
Support group available for individuals with dementia with reservation.

April 5th; 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.

April 5th; 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.

April 5th; 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.

April 5th; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call Bob Junod, 804-752-2219, for more information.

April 7th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Please call Wanda Hunt, 804-305-8394, for more information.

April 11th; 6:30pm
For Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please call the Chapter Office, 540-370-0835, for more information.

April 12th; 1:30pm
For Caregivers
Homecare America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

April 12th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center
6106 Health Center Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please contact Judy Scheibe, 540-898-1378, for more information.

April 12th; 6pm
The Orchard
62 Delfae Drive
Warsaw, VA
Respite available with reservation by calling 804-313-2446.
Please contact Carolyn Costello, 804-642-91615-1117, for more information.

April 12th; 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.

April 13th; 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.

April 13th; 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.

April 13th; 10:30am
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available.
Please call Ted Leonard, 804-642-9189, for more information.

April 13th; 7pm
For Caregivers
1661 Centerville Parke Lane
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
Please call Susan Kidd, 804-387-7246, for more information.

April 19th; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call Beth Meyers, 804-967-2598, or Bob Schaefer, 804-310-7991, for more information.

April 19th; 10:30am
Harmony Grove Baptist Church
7722 Gen. Puller Hwy
Topping, VA 23169
Respite available with reservation.
Please contact Barbara Swain, 804-832-1571, for more information.

April 19th; 2pm
For Caregivers
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call Nancy Lentz, 804-967-2586, for more information.

April 19th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods Health Care Center
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call Merle Kahn, 804-967-2575, for more information.

April 21st; 6pm
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available.
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

April 21st; 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.

April 23rd; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call Jacki Page, 804-321-2573, for more information.

April 25th; 10am
For Caregivers
England Run Library
806 Lyons Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Please contact Lori Myers, 540-370-0835, for more information.

April 26th; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call the Alzheimer’s Association, 804-967-2580, for more information.

April 28th; 10:30am
Commonwealth Assisted Living
460 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Respite available with reservation.
Please call Ellie Galloway, 804-695-9382, for more information.

April 28th; 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.

April 28th; 1:30pm
Early Stage for Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please Call the Chapter Office, 804-967-2580, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2o16 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sponsor Opportunities

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Local sponsors of Walk to End Alzheimer’s have a unique opportunity to impact the success of the event while displaying commitment to the local community. At the Alzheimer’s Association, we take pride in offering mutually beneficial sponsorship packages that offer a wide range of rewards for participating companies and organizations. Sponsors are encouraged to take their commitment one step further by organizing a team to walk and raise awareness.

To learn more about the opportunities available for our three Walks, please visit:

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FredericksburgWalkSponsorshipOpportunities2016

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Physical Activity for Individuals Living with Alzheimer’s

In healthy older people, studies suggest physical exercise can improve cognition. However, until now, whether physical exercise could improve symptoms in people with Alzheimer’s, or beneficially impact the physical changes in the brain caused by the disease, was unknown.

Based on resent results released at AAIC 2015, evidence shows that exercise or regular physical activity might play a role in both protecting your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and also allowing individuals to live better with the disease once they have it.

Caregivers can help people with Alzheimer’s and dementia be more active and stay safe:

  1. Be realistic about how much activity can be done at one time. Several 10-minute “mini-workouts” may be best.
  2. Help get the activity started or join in to make the activity more fun.
  3. Find time in the morning for exercise.
  4. Break exercises into simple, easy-to-follow steps.
  5. Choose comfortable clothes that are suitable for the weather and appropriate shoes that fit well.
  6. Make sure both you and the person with dementia drink plenty of water when exercising.

Some physical activities to try:

  • Take a walk together.
  • Do simple tasks around the house, such as sweeping and raking.
  • Work in the garden.
  • Play music and dance.
  • Throw a soft rubber exercise ball back and forth.
  • Lift weights or household items such as soup cans.
  • Use resistance bands, which you can buy in sporting goods stores. Be sure to follow the instructions.
  • Register your favorite physical activity (walking, gardening, knitting, playing Scrabble, scrap-booking) for The Longest Day and help raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association. Info at http://www.alz.org/longestday