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The Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia provides support, education, training and other resources to increase knowledge and to support those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. We are here to help.

Support

We offer support groups, led by both peers and/or professional helping professionals, for caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. All support groups are facilitated by individuals trained and supported by the Alzheimer's Association. In some areas of the chapter region,  ongoing social engagement programs for individuals with the disease and thier friends and family members are offered. In addition, specific educational and support series are available for individuals and care partners experiencing early stage dementia (both for younger onset and late onset age ranges).

Find a support group near you.

Helpline
The Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline serves people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public, providing reliable information and support to all those who need assistance. Call us toll-free anytime day or night at 800.272.3900.

Online community
ALZConnected® is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including people with the disease and their caregivers, friends, family members and neighbors, as well as those who have lost someone to the disease. 

Education


Available in-person and online, our education programs feature information on topics including the signs of Alzheimer’s disease, diagnosis, communication, living with Alzheimer’s and caregiving techniques.

Find an education program near you.  

Online education
Visit our Training and Education Center to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving, healthy living and planning for the future. Examples of available courses include Know the 10 Signs, Effective Communication Strategies, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, Legal and Financial Planning, and the Living with Alzheimer's series for caregivers in each stage and for people with Alzheimer’s.

Virtual Library
The Virtual Library is an extension of the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library. Search the online catalog, view resources chosen by experts, email our librarian questions and learn how to borrow materials.
 

Additional resources and training

Community Resource Finder
A comprehensive database, Community Resource Finder provides access to listings of local Alzheimer's resources as well as community programs and services, making it easy to search, find and access the support you need quickly.

Alzheimer's Navigator
Alzheimer's Navigator® is an online tool designed for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers to help navigate through the questions that come with living with the disease. This tool helps guide you to answers by creating personalized action plans and linking to information, support and local resources.

Professional training
Developed for professional care providers of individuals living with dementia, Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® is an online dementia care certification program that provides recognition for knowledge of quality dementia care practices.

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