Education Programs – March 2017

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March 6th; 5:30-6:30pm
Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior
ManorCare Health Services
2125 Hilliard Road
Richmond, VA 23228
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

March 9th; 1-2pm
Caregiver Series Campaign Kickoff
First Baptist Church
2709 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

March 10th; 7-8am
Know the 10 Signs
Downing Ruritan
Shoney’s
9963 Hull Street Road
Richmond, VA 23236
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

March 10th; 10am-12pm
Living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia – Late Stage Care
S
potsylvania Regional Medical Center
Classrooms A & B
4600 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835, ext. 8407.

March 11th; 1-2pm
The Basics of Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Delaciados Club
Pasta House Italian Restaurant
8196 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

March 14th; 12-2pm
Know the 10 Signs: Forgetfulness – When is it a Problem?
Chamberlayne Heights United Methodist Church
6100 Chamberlayne Road
Richmond, VA 23227
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

March 14th; 6:30-7:30m
Conversations About Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Basics
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Advance registration is required by calling 804-526-2359, ext. 8406.

March 15th; 6-7pm
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Family Education Series: The Basics
Sunflower Gardens
5305 Plaza Drive
N. Prince George, VA 23860
Advance registration is required by calling 804-526-2359, ext. 8406.

March 16th; 6:30-7:30pm
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: For People with Dementia
Spring Arbor of Richmond
9991 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

March 16th; 6:30-8pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Poet’s Walk of Fredericksburg
3020 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835, ext. 8407.

March 22nd; 5:30-7pm
The Basics:  Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Lancaster Public Library
16 Town Centre Drive
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Advance registration is required by calling 804-695-9382, ext. 8405

March 30th; 2-3:30pm
Dementia Conversations
Cooper Library
20 Washington Avenue
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835, ext. 8407.

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Support Groups – September 2016

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September 1st; 6pm
For Caregivers
Good Shepherd Baptist Church
1127 N. 28th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 5th; 4:30pm
For Persons with Dementia
Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury
132 Lancaster Drive
Irvington, VA 22480
Support Group available for people with dementia with reservation.
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

September 6th; 10am
For Caregivers
Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
2nd Floor Conference Room
4600 Spotsylvania Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Please call 540-370-0835 for more information.

September 6th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Second Branch Baptist Church
12217 Second Branch Road
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 6th; 7pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
800 Thompson Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 6th; 3pm
For Caregivers
First Baptist Church
401 N. Second Avenue
Hopewell, VA 23860
Please call 804-526-2359 for more information.

September 12th; 10am
For Caregivers
Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 12th; 6:30pm
For Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please call 540-370-0835 for more information.

September 13th; 9:30am
For Caregivers
Hanover Adult Day Center
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 13th; 7pm
For Adult Children
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 14th; 10am
For Caregivers
New Life United Methodist Church
900 Old Hundred Road
Midlothian, VA 23114
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 14th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

September 14th; 7pm
For Caregivers
1661 Centerville Parke Lane
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 15th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Alzheimer’s Association Office – DeHardit House
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061
No respite available
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

September 15th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Lucy Corr Village
6800 Lucy Corr Court
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 20th; 10am
For Caregivers
Lakewood Manor
1900 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23238
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 20th; 10:30am
For Caregivers
Harmony Grove Baptist Church
7725 General Puller Hwy
Topping, VA 23169
Respite is available with reservation.
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

September 20th; 1:30pm
For Caregivers
Homecare America
2017 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Please call 540-370-0835 for more information.

September 20th; 2pm
For Caregivers
Bon Air Methodist Church
1645 Buford Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23235
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 20th; 6pm
For Caregivers
Carriage Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center
6106 Health Center Lane
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Please call 540-370-0835 for more information.

September 20th; 7pm
For Caregivers
Brandermill Woods Health Care Center
2100 Brandermill Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 22nd; 10:30 am
For Caregivers
Commonwealth Assisted Living
460 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Respite care available with reservation.
Please call 804-695-9382 for more information.

September 22nd; 1pm
For Caregivers
Chickahominy YMCA
5401 Whiteside Road
Sandston, VA 23150
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 22nd; 1:30pm
Early Stage for Caregivers and Persons with Dementia
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 24th; 12pm
For Caregivers
First Union Baptist Church
3510 Dill Road
Richmond, VA 23222
Please call 804-967-2580 for more information.

September 26th; 10am
For Caregivers
England Run Library
806 Lyons Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Please call 540-370-0835 for more information.

September 27th; 6pm
For Caregivers
St. Mary’s Hospital
5801 Bremo Road, Room 163
Richmond, VA 23226
Please call 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.

Education Programs – August 2016

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August 4th; 6:30-7:30pm
Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters
Hopewell Public Library
209 E Cawson Street
Hopewell, VA 23860
Advance registration is required by calling 804-526-2359.

August 9th; 6:30-7:30pm
Conversations About Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Advance registration is required by calling 804-526-2359.

August 11th; 6:30-7:30pm
Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters
Prince George Public Library
6605 Courts Drive
Prince George, VA 23875
Advance registration is required by calling 804-526-2359.

August 15th; 10-11:30am
Healthy Habits for Your Brain & Body
Jencare
3806 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Richmond, VA 23223
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 15th; 3-4:30pm
Communication Strategies
Westmoreland Rehabilitation & Health Center
2400 McKinney Blvd.
Colonial Beach, VA 22443
Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835.

August 16th; 10am-Noon
Know the 10 Signs
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
5155 Ironbridge Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 16th; 11:45am-12:15pm
Memory Care – Preparing for the Unexpected
Lakewood Manor Baptist Church
5155 Ironbridge Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 16th; 5:30-6:30pm
Dementia Conversations – Preparing the Family
Dinwiddie Public Library
14103 Boydton Plank Road
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
Advance registration is required by calling 804-526-2359.

August 16th; 5:30-7pm
Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors
Hanover Adult Center
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 17th; 5:30-6:30pm
10 Ways to Love Your Brain
Riverside Pace
1300 Mactavish Avenue
Richmond, VA 23230
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 17th; 6-7pm
Dementia, Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s Disease – What’s the Difference?
The Crossings at University Park
2422 University Park Blvd.
Richmond, VA 23233
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 17th; 6:30-8pm
Dementia – The Basics
Covenant Woods
7090 Covenant Woods Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 18th; 11:30am-1pm
Dementia – The Basics
Abilities Abound
765 Northumberland Highway
Callao, VA 22435
Advance registration is required by calling 804-695-9382.

August 18th; 6:30-8pm
Healthy Living, Healthy Brain – Ten Things to Keep Your Brain Healthy
Spring Arbor of Richmond
9991 Ridgefield Parkway
Henrico, VA 23233
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 20th; Noon-1pm
Dementia – The Basics
Cornerstone Baptist Church
6100 Cornerstone Blvd.
N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 23rd; 10-11am
Healthy Habits for Your Brain & Body
Jencare
6530 Hull Street Rd.
Richmond, VA 23224
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 24th; 5:30-7pm
Know the 10 Signs
The Memory Center Richmond
13800 Bon Secours Dr.
Midlothian, VA 23114
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 25th; 7-8:30pm
Ask the Experts – Dementia Basics and Know the 10 Signs
Stafford Hospital – Classrooms 5 & 6
101 Hospital Center Blvd.
Stafford, VA 22554
Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835.

August 30th; 10am-Noon
Dementia Conversations
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
5155 Ironbridge Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23234
Advance registration is required by calling 804-967-2580.

August 30th; 10-11:30am
Dementia Conversations and Coffee
Alzheimer’s Association Middle Peninsula – Northern Neck Office
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061
Advance registration is required by calling 804-695-9382

August 30th; 6-7:30pm
The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss
The Crossings at Falls Run
60 Brimley Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Advance registration is required by calling 540-370-0835.

Education Programs – July 2016

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For more information, and to register, please visit alz.org/grva, or call 804-967-2580.

July 7th; 5:30-7pm
Dementia: The Basics

Alzheimer’s Association Office
7335 Lewis Avenue
Gloucester, VA 23061

July 12th; 6:30-7:30pm
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease: Moderate Stage
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803

July 13th; 6-8pm
“Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory” – Movie and Discussion
The Crossings at University Park
2422 Pemberton Road
Richmond, VA 23233

July 19th; 5:30-6:30pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Hanover Adult Day Care
7231 Stonewall Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

July 19th; 5:30-6:30pm
Effective Communication Strategies
Surry County Public Library
270 Colonial Trail East
Surry, VA 23883

July 20th; 5:30-7pm
Healthy Habits for Your Brain & 10 Ways to Love Your Brain
The Memory Center
13800 Bon Secours Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114

July 21st; Noon
Healthy Mind – Healthy Body: Lunch & Learn
The Crossings at Falls Run
60 Brimley Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

July 25th; 4-5pm
Healthy Living, Healthy Brain
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
4101 Fordham Road
N. Chesterfield, VA 23236

July 28th; 3pm
The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss
Westmoreland County Rehabilitation Center
2400 McKinney Boulevard
Colonial Beach, VA 22443

 

Education Programs – June 2016

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June 2nd; 5:30-7pm
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
Northumberland Public Library
7204 Northumberland Hwy.
Heathsville, VA 22473
RSVP to 804-695-9382

June 9th; 6-7pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
The Orchard – Magnolia Manor
62 Delfae Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
RSVP to 804-695-9382

June 14th; 6:30-7:30pm
Conversations About Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Living with Alzheimer’s; Early Stage
Petersburg Public Library
201 W. Washington Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
RSVP to 804-526-2359

June 15th; 10am-12pm
Know the 10 Signs
Gum Spring United Methodist Church
91 Cross County Road
Gum Spring, VA 23065
RSVP to 804-967-2580

June 16th; 1-3pm
Healthy Body/ Healthy Brain
Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging
460 Lendall Lane
Fredericksburg, VA  22405
RSVP to 540-370-0835

June 16th; 5:30-6:30pm

Dementia 411: Healthy Habits for Body and Brain
Dinwiddie Public Library
14103 Boydton Plank Road
Dinwiddie, VA 23841
RSVP to 804-526-2359

June 23rd; 2-3pm
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Home Instead Senior Care
1263 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock, VA 22560
RSVP to 804-695-9382

June 30th; 2-3pm
Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior
Home Instead Senior Care
1263 Tappahannock Blvd.
Tappahannock, VA 22560
RSVP to 804-695-9382

           

 

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