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View Upcoming Fundraisers Thrown by Friends of the Chapter here.

2016 Facts and Figures Report
Includes a Special Report on the Personal Financial Impact of Alzheimer’s on Families
Get the Facts! Download the full report here.

The Village at Woods Edge Educational Workshops
1401 North High Street, Franklin
The Village at Woods Edge is offering a series of Educational Workshops for professional
caregivers. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors,
stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Instructors from the Alzheimer’s
Association will facilitate workshops at The Village on the following dates:

May 3, 2016 – 10 am - Noon / 3 pm - 5 pm
Session Topic – “Understanding Behaviors”

June 7, 2016 – 10am to noon / 3 pm - 5 pm

Session Topic – “Improving Communication”

Members of the community are invited to attend. Space is limited. Call 757-562-3100
one week prior to each session to reserve your space. Invite someone on Facebook

Save the Date for A Day for Caregivers

 Program Topics
• Compare/Contrast Different types of Dementia
• Managing Behaviors & Preserving Identity
• Enriching & Engaging through the Arts
• The Trajectory  of Alzheimer’s Research
• Caring for You — The Art of Mindfulness
• Community Resources — Help When You Need It
Tuesday, August 9
Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development Center, Hampton

Thursday, August 11
Paul D. Camp Community College Workforce Development Center, Hampton

Pre-registration is required by July 29
Conference cost: $10.00
Includes continental breakfast & lunch

The community colleges are offering general adult continuing education credits for this conference.

Doors open at 8:30 am for registration sign-in
Program begins at 9:00 am and ends 3:30 pm

Call 757.459.2405 for more information.

A Day for Caregivers Conference is made possible in part thanks to the generosity of the Camp Family Foundation, Franklin Southampton Charities, J.L. Camp Foundation, and the Peninsula Community Foundation.

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!

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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.