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View Upcoming Fundraisers Thrown by Friends of the Chapter here.

Cruise around for a good cause!
Buy and/or sell raffle tickets to help us end Alzheimer's!
Are you a Walk participant? You can sell car raffle tickets to aid in your Walk fundraising! Tickets are $5 each and come in packs of 20.

Please contact the appropriate person in your area listed below:
Western Tidewater - Sarah Smith - 757.880.4882,
Eastern Shore - Robin Sexauer- 757.693.6265
South Hampton Roads - Marion Backus - 757.620.2454,
Peninsula- Rona Altschuler - 757.329.4440,
Williamsburg - Pat Lewis - 757.208.0572 or Barbara Monteith- 757.793.5077,

Drawing to be held on November 11, 2015 at the Hampton Roads Show studios at 300 WAVY Street, Portsmouth.  The drawing will take place during the show taping between 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and will air the same day from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (winner need not be present to win)

For general questions about the raffle:
Permit#- G-16-24598-036168

An educational conference for family and professional caregivers.

November 12, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thomas Nelson
Community College
Peninsula Workforce Development Center
600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA

November 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Paul D. Camp
Community College
Regional Workforce Development Center
100 North College Drive, Franklin, VA


David Troxel
believes it is possible to make people with Alzheimer’s feel safe, secure and valued—to help them live with dignity.  The comprehensive Best Friends™ Approach supports people who carry out this important task.  Easy-to-use, learn and apply the Best Friends™ Approach is suitable for family care partners and professional caregivers.  David is committed to bettering the lives of people with Alzheimer’s by equipping family care partners and professional caregivers with “the knack” of providing good care with ease.  His books, presentations and trainings are designed to equip caregivers to:

• Understand what it is like to have dementia
• Keep up with the latest research
• Make plans after dementia
• Know what to say when communication breaks down
• Offer the right activities, the right way
• Support a spiritual or religious life
• Be your own best friend
• Hire competent, compassionate caregivers
• Change the culture of long-term care organizations

Professionals will receive a certificate of attendance hours. Program costs $10 and includes lunch. Call 800.272.3900 for more information. Fax or email your registration by Nov. 5. Download the registration form here.

2015 Facts & Figures
Includes a special report on disclosing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.

Download the report here.

My Brain Matters - "Still Alice" - A story of love, family and hope

Julianne Moore, Maria Shriver, Kristen Stewart, Sandy Oltz, Lisa Genova, Dr. Maria Carrillo, Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns—these are some of the amazing women behind "Still Alice," a movie that gives us a rare window into the experience of living with Alzheimer's disease—a glimpse of the inside looking out.

Dr. Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a renowned linguistics professor, starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of younger-onset Alzheimer's disease, Alice and her family (daughter played by Kristen Stewart) find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking and inspiring.

From the beginning of the screenwriting process, women have been remarkable catalysts for bringing the story of “Still Alice” to life. From Maria Shriver as an executive producer to a myriad of Alzheimer's Association experts and volunteers, including individuals living with Alzheimer's disease, women worked behind-the-scenes guiding both script and character development. Alzheimer's Association Chief Science Officer, Maria Carrillo, Ph.D., advised on the script to help ensure scientific accuracy. Alzheimer's Association National Early-Stage Advisor Sandy Oltz, who was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer's at age 46, provided Julianne Moore with an understanding of her daily experience.

By giving a frank and open portrayal of just how devastating Alzheimer's is to a person's emotional and physical well-being; family and career; and all other facets of life, our hope is "Still Alice" will move more people join the fight against Alzheimer's.

"Still Alice" is beautiful, frightening and powerful, and a reminder that Alzheimer's needs to be addressed now. With women at the epicenter—both more likely to have Alzheimer’s and more likely to be caring for those with the disease—the Alzheimer's Association and the women of "Still Alice" ask all women to help wipe out Alzheimer's. Join the movement!


Join or start a team today.

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.