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									Chapter Newsletter • Winter 2009                                                                  674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 1
Published semi-annually for our donors, volunteers,                                                 Charlottesville, VA 22901
advocates and friends in the Alzheimer community                                           www.alz.org/cwva • (800) 272-3900


                                                                                         caregiver-directed strategies, such as
                                                                                         errorless learning and environmental
                                                                                         modifications over an 8-week
                                                                                         intervention period.
                                                                                         Based on what is already known about
                                                                                         memory and learning in dementia,
                                                                                         errorless learning strategies may offer
                                                                                         persons with dementia yet another
                                                                                         approach by which to capitalize on
                                                                                         cognitive resources that mediate the
                                                                                         “how to” memories in their daily life.
                                                                                         Functionally, this may translate to more
                                                                                         constructive engagement in activities of
                                                                                         daily living, especially for those activities
Win-Win Partnership for UVa                                                              that are carefully targeted and made
                                                                                         more salient through environmental
Students and Area Families                                                               modifications. Barbara Braddock, PhD;
By Ellen Phipps, CTRS,VP Programs & Services                                             Curry School is the researcher leading
                                                                                         this study.
For the past 25 years, my work as a         visits had originally called the Helpline,
therapeutic recreation specialist with      but required a more personal and in-         The Partnership has been a “win –
families dealing with a diagnosis of        depth level of assistance than a telephone   win” situation for the students and the
Alzheimer’s disease has often revealed a    consultation alone could provide.            families. Students learn valuable insights
common theme: “What on earth can we         By year two, the program had expanded        to the issues facing families dealing with
do at home all day, and is there anyone     to include first year medical students       a diagnosis of dementia and, the families
out there who can help?” Even families      from the University of Virginia’s            get some much needed relief.
utilizing community resources such as       Social Issues in Medicine class and
Adult Activity Centers (formerly called     undergraduate student interns from the       BE ON THE LOOKOUT!!! In 2009,
Adult Day Care) find themselves at a loss   University Internship Program (UIP).         our Chapter will release a book that
on the weekend.                                                                          has been designed to help home-care
                                            This year, the project has expanded yet      providers deliver a meaningful, engaging,
Five years ago, a partnership between the   again, and, includes an exciting research    and memory stimulating home based
Alzheimer’s Association of Central and      component: The Curry School is               program for persons experiencing
Western Virginia and Dr. Dawn Rigney,       researching outcomes from the project        memory loss.
at the University of Virginia School of     with the aim of providing student-
Nursing inspired some initial thought       delivered programming to individuals         For information about the Home
to the problem. The project offered         with dementia and to examine                 Visitation program, the new book,
the Alzheimer’s Association as host site    the effectiveness of a home-based            programs for Early Memory Loss
for the Community Education class           cognitive intervention program. UVa          or caregiving, call the Alzheimer’s
practicum. Fourth year nursing students     Graduate and Undergraduate students          Association at (434) 973-6122. 
attended Orientation and Helpline           provide instruction to individuals
training at the Association, and were       with dementia and their caregivers.
then assigned families to visit at home.    Persons with dementia are encouraged
Most of the families in need of home        to engage in selected activities using
From the President’s Desk
In our 37 county region, we provide          planning.  Become a Corporate                 will be the greatest gifts they can give
services through offices in Danville,        Partner.  Participate in one of our           to their mom and dad.....they don’t
Lynchburg, Roanoke, Harrisonburg             annual Memory Walks.  Play golf in one        have choice. Their parent just learned
and Charlottesville.  More than 42,000       of our tournaments in Charlottesville         they have Alzheimer’s disease. Every
Virginians in our 37 counties are living     or Lynchburg.  Attend our annual              71 seconds, a doctor delivers the
with Alzheimer’s disease.  More than         education conference in November.             heartbreaking news to a family that
150,000 family members are providing         Contact us for more information:              their lives will forever be changed...
care and support.                            (800) 272-3900 or www.alz.org/cwva.           they don’t have a choice. Their patient
                                                                                           has Alzheimer’s disease. If we don’t stop
And, these numbers will increase by 30%      Thank you for making a real difference        this disease through our relentless and
in the next two years...by 2010.             in the lives of our friends, neighbors,       aggressive research efforts, it won’t be
                                             relatives and co-workers who are living       every 71 seconds that someone learns
To meet this increased demand,               day-to-day with Alzheimer’s disease...        they have Alzheimer’s disease...it will
we must expand our services, such            they didn’t have a choice. We ask you         be every 20 seconds....We won’t have
as Memory U education, training for          to continue your support.  You have a         a choice.
health professionals, caregiver support      choice...we thank you for choosing to          
groups, toll-free 24/7 helpline, family      support those who need us.                    YOU...our donors, volunteers, event
care consultations, early-stage coffee                                                     participants...are the solution.  You
club, 200+ publications, a robust website,   Every 71 seconds, a person shows their        are the Champions in the global fight
Speaker’s Bureau, and more.                  strength and courage...they don’t have a      against this insidious disease. 
                                             choice. They learned they have Alzheimer’s
To expand our services, we need your         disease. Every 71 seconds, a spouse or        Thank you for being part of moving
support.  Become a Champion of the           partner is called upon to show their          us toward a day when no man or
Alzheimer’s Association. Host an event       love and support in the midst of fear         woman, wife or husband, son or
that benefits our Association.  Visit www.   and uncertainty....they don’t have a          daughter hears the words, “You have
actionalz.org for dozens of ideas. Enroll    choice. The person they love has just         Alzheimer’s.”
in our new Pledge Program.  Become           learned that they have Alzheimer’s disease.
a  member of our Founder’s Society           Every 71 seconds, a son or daughter
by designating us through your estate        realizes that patience and perseverance



            Meet the Staff of the
  Alzheimer’s Association Central
     and Western Virginia Chapter

                Front row left to right:
          Annette Clark, Beth Dittmar,
      Lisa Ferrari,Victoria Fahrenkrog,
       Ellen Phipps, Wendy DeLawder,
      Valerie Washington, Brett Spitale

                  2nd row left to right:
       Ed Russell, Cindy BonDurant,
          Sue Friedman, Annie Marrs,
     Mary Sandridge, Melanie Vaughan



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International Alzheimer’s Research Leader is Appointed Dean of
University of Virginia School
of Medicine
Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, M.D.,
an  international leader in the field of
Alzheimer’s disease research, became vice
president and dean of the University
of Virginia’s School of Medicine
on  August 1, 2008. DeKosky most
recently served as professor and chairman
of the Department of Neurology and
director of the Alzheimer’s Disease
Research Center at the University of
Pittsburgh.

“Steve DeKosky is an internationally
recognized expert in the translational
research of Alzheimer’s disease, from the
basic laboratory to the bedside — and
beyond that to the study of Alzheimer’s
in populations,” said Arthur Garson, Jr.,
M.D., U.Va.’s executive vice president
and provost and former vice president                                                                          Photo courtesy of Tom Cogill
and dean of the U.Va. School of
Medicine. “With his knowledge of basic,
clinical and epidemiologic research, he       “Steve DeKosky is an internationally recognized expert in
will be able to provide leadership to the     the translational research of Alzheimer’s disease, from the basic
School of Medicine in multiple areas.
He will bring us a deep knowledge of          laboratory to the bedside — and beyond that to the study of
patient care, health care quality and         Alzheimer’s in populations.”
education from Pittsburgh, one of the
very best medical centers in the country.”             - Arthur Garson, Jr., M.D., U.Va.’s executive vice president and provost and
                                                         former vice president and dean of the U.Va. School of Medicine.
DeKosky’s research has progressively
focused on the science and clinical
care of Alzheimer’s disease. His basic       delay the development of Alzheimer’s           the Alzheimer’s Association USA and
neuroscience laboratory studies the early    disease, in addition to directing a            Alzheimer’s Disease International. He
pathological and chemical alterations        program that is developing biomarkers          is a member of the American Board of
in the brain associated with the             to track the effectiveness of Alzheimer’s      Psychiatry and Neurology, and chairs
development of Alzheimer’s as well as        treatment and  prevention therapies.           their Strategic Planning Committee.
the neurochemistry of brain trauma and                                                      In addition, he serves on the editorial
how it relates to Alzheimer’s.  DeKosky      DeKosky, 61, has served in leadership          boards of six of the leading neurology
recently led a 3,000-person, National        roles for several National Institutes of       and Alzheimer’s clinical publications
Institutes of  Health-funded trial on the    Health research-related activities as          and is a journal reviewer for another 20
ability of Ginkgo biloba to prevent or       well as the boards of directors of both        clinical journals. 


Winter 2009                                                                                                                              3
Research Updates

    Ginkgo Fails                       Call for Research Participants
    to Prevent                         This is an exciting time in Alzheimer research. Today approximately 90 drugs to treat
    Alzheimer’s,                       Alzheimer’s disease or slow its progression are in clinical studies. The research pipeline
                                       has never been so robust.
    study says
                                       Yet none of these studies would be possible without the help of men and women with
    Ginkgo biloba has no impact on     Alzheimer’s who generously donate their time to participate in the numerous clinical
    the development of Alzheimer’s     studies under way.
    and dementia, according to
    study results being published      Participation in clinical studies has many benefits, including potential access to the
    in the Nov. 19 issue of JAMA,      latest experimental treatments for Alzheimer’s. Regardless of whether an individual is
    the Journal of the American        assigned to a clinical study’s treatment group or placebo group, he or she is virtually
    Medical Association.  Dr. Steven   guaranteed to receive a superb level of support from study staff members, as well as
    DeKosky of the University of       extremely thorough examinations to help monitor their physical and cognitive health.
    Virginia School of Medicine led
    the federally funded study.        As promising as the Alzheimer research landscape is, research is being slowed by
                                       difficulties in recruiting volunteers for clinical studies. Nearly 80 percent of all clinical
    Ginkgo biloba is one of the        studies are delayed because of slow recruitment. The sooner clinical studies are begun
    most extensively researched        and completed, the sooner we’ll have new treatments for this devastating disease that
    herbs in the world and is          affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans.
    commonly prescribed by
    doctors in Europe. The Ginkgo      Visit www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_clinical_trials_index.asp to learn about many
    Evaluation of Memory (GEM)         clinical trials for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders. 
    Study, a large, multicenter
    trial led by researchers at the
    University of Pittsburgh School    Association’s Research Program Awards
    of Medicine, tested the theory
    that ginkgo biloba contains
                                       Record-Breaking $26 Million in Grants
    antioxidant and other properties
                                       In 2008, the Association’s grants program awarded more than $26 million in research
    that might preserve memory.
                                       funding, the largest annual amount in the Association’s history of funding Alzheimer
                                       research. Unveiled last month the portfolio includes funding to 131 researchers
    More than 3,000 people age
                                       from 15 countries and 26 U.S. states. The Association also provided funding for
    75 or older who had either
                                       the Australian Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI), the ADNI
    no dementia or mild cognitive
                                       Genotyping Project, and the Tomorrow’s Leaders in Alzheimer’s Disease Awards.
    impairment were randomly
    assigned to take twice-daily
                                       Recognizing the need to encourage new Alzheimer investigators from a variety
    doses of either 120 milligrams
                                       of backgrounds, the Association has added two grant categories in fiscal year 2009
    of ginkgo biloba extract or a
                                       that are aimed at investigators from underrepresented groups who have earned their
    placebo. The researchers found
                                       doctoral degrees within the last 10 years. Also new in 2009 is a grant category
    no statistical difference in
                                       funding research into molecular imaging and nanotechnology for early detection of
    dementia or Alzheimer rates
                                       Alzheimer’s. 
    between the groups. 




4                                                                                                                    Winter 2009
Care Suggestions From a Long Term
Care Provider
By Virginia L.Tahboub
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s     they need. Having fun together and
can sometimes be daunting, but it’s often   laughing also helps establish the
the simplest things that go a long way.     appropriate environment for a loved
                                                                                             Save the date
As families learn to care for their loved   one. These simple gestures, while small
                                                                                             11th Annual Bill Howard Golf
ones, here are a few suggestions that       in nature, can have a big impact in the
                                                                                             Tournament
can have a positive impact and improve      quality of life of your loved one.
                                                                                             and Gala
the quality of life for both those with                                                      Birdwood Golf Course
                                            Provide an appropriate environment.
Alzheimer’s and their families.                                                              May 7 – 8, 2009
                                            Even if your loved one has lived in the
Ask for assistance. Do not plan on          same setting for many years, the onset           Charlottesville
doing everything on your own. Create a      of Alzheimer’s can sometimes result in           Call Beth Dittmar at (434) 973-6122
calendar to schedule weekly needs and       disorientation and agitation. Making sure        to register a team or to be a sponsor.
organize offers of help from family and     that surroundings are clean and clear,
                                                                                             12th Annual Lynchburg Round
friends. Helpers can sign up for specific   without excess clutter, provides a calming
                                                                                             to Remember Golf Tournament
tasks, such as preparing meals, providing   environment. This does not mean that
                                                                                             Ivy Hill Golf Course
rides, running errands or spending time     a sterile setting is appropriate, quite the
                                                                                             April 30, 2009
with their loved one.                       contrary. A warm and friendly setting
                                                                                             Forest
                                            with appropriate levels of stimulation is
Smile and laugh. When it comes                                                               Call Cindy BonDurant at
                                            soothing and helps alleviate confusion
to interacting with individuals with                                                         (540) 845-8540 to register a
                                            and fear.
Alzheimer’s, one of the easiest things                                                       team or to be a sponsor.
family members can do is to approach        Don’t forget to take care of yourself.
and engage them with a loving               The stress of caring for a loved one can         8th Annual Education
demeanor. A simple hello or warm            sometimes be overwhelming.                       Conference * New Location
smile provides the type of reassurance                                continued on page 12   November 6, 2009
                                                                                             Salem Civic Center, Salem,VA

                                                                                             Just Rewards
                                                                                             Caregiver Day
                                              “But remembering to smile                      November 10, 2009
                                              and laugh with your loved                      Charlottesville

                                              ones and taking care of                        *NEW* Confident Caregiver
                                                                                             Package
                                              yourself can minimize your                     Introducing programming for
                                                                                             families with a memory loss
                                              stress and can result in a more
                                                                                             diagnosis. Are you new to the area?
                                              dignified and meaningful life                  New to the Alzheimer’s Association,
                                                                                             or new to a dementia diagnosis?
                                              of your loved ones.”
                                                                                             Call (800) 272-3900 or
                                                      - Virginia L.Tahboub, Owner and        (434) 973-6122 for more
                                                        CEO of RoseWoodVillage               information on this package
                                                        Assisted Living Communities          and to register.
Virginia L.Tahboub pictured with husband
Sameer Tahboub.

Winter 2009                                                                                                                           5
Support Groups                       Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter

* To keep the most up to date on Support
Group and Programming additions and            Gordonsville                             HARRISONBURG REGION
changes, please sign up for our E-Newsletter   The Village at Gordon House
by visiting www.alz.org/cwva.                  501 North Main Street
                                               3rd Thursday                             Bridgewater
* Please call to confirm date, time, and       10:30am - noon                           Bridgewater Retirement
location as these listings may change from                                              Houff Community Center
time to time.                                  Martha Stanley (540) 672-3654
                                                                                        302 North 2nd Street
                                               Keswick Group for                        2nd Wednesday
 CHARLOTTESVILLE REGION                                                                 10:00am - 11:30am
                                               Bereavement                              Wendy DeLawder (540) 437-7444
                                               Zion Hill Baptist Church
 Charlottesville                               1133 Zion Hill Road
 Aldersgate United                             Keswick,VA 22947
                                                                                        Edinburg
 Methodist Church                                                                       Our Place
                                               3rd Saturday                             508 Piccadilly Street
 1500 East Rio Road                            10:00am - 11:30am
 Tuesdays                                                                               2nd & 4th Wednesday
                                               Martha Yates (434) 974-6209              2:00pm - 3:00pm
 1:30pm - 3:00pm
                                                                                        Mertie Funkhouser (540) 856-2654
 Dawn Rigney (434) 973-5806                    Louisa
                                               Amerisist of Louisa                      Elkton
 Alzheimer’s Association Office                440 West Main Street
 674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 1                                                           Journeys Crossing Assisted Living
                                               2nd Monday                               102 North Stuart Avenue
 1st and 3rd Tuesdays                          1:00pm - 2:30pm
 9:30am - 10:30am                                                                       4th Wednesday
                                               Jane Unbehagen (540) 872-2394            3:00pm - 4:00pm
 Annie Peterson (434) 973-6122
                                                                                        Vickie Landes (540) 568-6682
                                               Orange
 Colonnades                                    Amerisist of Orange
 2600 Barracks Road                            680 University Lane
                                                                                        Harrisonburg
 2nd & 4th Thursdays                           4th Thursday
 1:30pm - 3:00pm                               10:30am - noon                            Generations Crossing
 Annie Peterson (434) 973-6122                 Martha Stanley (540) 672-3654             Massanutten Springs Road
                                                                                         1st Wednesday
 Senior Center, Inc.                           Warrenton                                 9:00am - 10:00am
 1180 Pepsi Place                              Adult Day Care                            Wendy DeLawder (540) 437-7444
 4th Monday                                    430 East Shirley Avenue
 1:00pm - 2:30pm                               1st Wednesday                             Loyalton
 Madeleine Chandler                            10:00am - 11:30am                         2101 Deyerle Avenue
 (434) 293-4156                                Molly Snurr (540) 347-2797                4th Tuesday
                                                                                         6:30pm - 8:00pm
 For persons grieving:                                                                   Sheila Wallace (540) 574-2982
                                               Early Memory Loss
 Hospice of the Piedmont                       Support Group                             Avante
 ‘Beginning Your Grief Journey’                The Coffee Club                           94 South Avenue
 Townside Office/ Retail Center                Memory Classes and more!                  3rd Thursday
 2218 Ivy Road                                 For information and registration          6:00pm - 7:00pm
 1st Wednesday                                 Ellen Phipps (434) 973-6122               Vickie Landes (540) 568-6682
 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Hospice (434) 817-6900                                                                  Park Gables @VMRC
                                               DANVILLE REGION                           Conference Room
 For persons with early stage                                                            1491 Virginia Avenue
 memory loss:                                  Danville                                  4th Tuesday
                                               Loyalton of Danville                      7:00pm - 8:30pm
 Club Pathways-JABA                            432 Hermitage Drive                       Wendy DeLawder (540) 437-7444
 674 Hillsdale Drive, Suite 5                  1st and 3rd Tuesdays
 Tuesdays and Thursdays                        Noon - 1:00pm and 5:30pm - 6:30pm
 12:30pm - 4:00pm                              Melanie Vaughan                           Sunnyside Retirement
 Suzanne Brower (434) 817-5267                 (434) 792-3700 ext 30                     Community
                                                                                         3935 Sunnyside Drive
 Culpeper                                      Martinsville                              3rd Thursday
 Amerisist of Culpeper                         Southern Area Agency on Aging             2:00pm - 3:00pm
 215 Southbridge Parkway                       204 Cleveland Avenue                      Wendy DeLawder (540) 437-7444
 3rd Thursday                                  2nd Wednesday
 10:00am - noon                                Noon - 1:00pm
 Lynette Scott (540) 825-3100 ext 3464         Carolyn Scales (276) 632-6442


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HARRISONBURG continued             LYNCHBURG continued                    ROANOKE continued

 Luray                             Lynchburg                              Roanoke
 Valley Care Management                                                    Alzheimer’s Association
 124 N. Hawksbill Street            Medical Care Center                    2728 Colonial Avenue, Suite 2
 4th Tuesday                        2200 Landover Place                    Last Monday
 2:00pm - 3:30pm                    2nd Tuesday                            5:30pm - 6:30pm
 Paula Kibler (540) 843-3280        7:00pm - 8:00pm                        Kelli Ramsey (540) 343-4900
                                    Sandy Abbott, LPN (434) 846-4626
 Staunton                                                                  Center for Healthy Aging
                                    Westminster-Canterbury                 2118 Rosalind Avenue
  Birch Gardens                     501 V.E.S. Road                        2nd Saturday
  12 Royal Drive, Fishersville      Weissert Chapel                        10:00am - 11:30am
  4th Tuesday                       3rd Thursday                           Jill Blass (540) 981-7653
  7:00pm - 9:00pm                   10:00am - 11:30am
  Terry Team (540) 949-4151         June Harvie-McNamara                   Friendship Health and Rehab
                                    (434) 846-6270                         327 Hershburger Road
  Loyalton                                                                 2nd Tuesday
  1900 Hillsmere Lane               Smith Mountain Lake                    3:30pm - 4:30pm
  3rd Thursday                      Trinity Ecumenical Church              Renee Richardson (540) 265-2100
  6:30pm - 8:00pm                   40 Lakemount Drive at Rt. 122          Tissa Burrow (540) 265-2100
  Mary Wilhelm (540) 885-9500       1st Monday
                                    3:00pm - 4:00pm                       For persons with early
 Waynesboro                         [2nd Mon. if 1st Mon. is a holiday]   stage memory loss and
 Free Methodist Church              Lynn Tarbell, MSD (540) 297-9215
 Corner Ivy St./Hopeman Parkway     Tami Akin (540) 721-4330              their caregivers:
 3rd Monday
 3:00pm - 5:00pm                   For persons with Memory                Center for Healthy Aging
 Terry Team (540) 949-4151         Loss and Caregivers:                   2118 Rosalind Avenue SW
                                                                          3rd Tuesday
 Woodstock
 Skyline Terrace                   The Summit                             4:00pm - 5:00pm
                                   Community Room                         Leah Mayne (540) 981-7653
 123 Lakeview Drive
 4th Wednesday                     2nd floor
 3:00pm - 4:00pm                   1400 Enterprise Drive                  Salem
                                   2nd Wednesday                          Adult Care Center of Roanoke Valley
 Crystal Brinkley (540) 459-3738                                          St. Elias Church
                                   3:30pm - 4:30pm
                                   Karen Preston (434) 582-1503           4730 Cove Road, NW
                                                                          2nd Tuesday
 LYNCHBURG REGION                                                         1:30pm - 3:00pm
                                   ROANOKE REGION                         Annette Clark (540) 345-7600
 Amherst
 Fairmont Crossing Health &                                               Smith Mountain Lake
 Rehab Center                      Blacksburg                             Trinity Ecumenical Church
 173 Brockaman Park                VA Tech Adult Day Care Center          40 Lakemount Drive at Rt. 122
 Last Tuesday                      102 Wallace Hall                       1st Monday
 6:00pm - 7:00pm                   1st and 3rd Mondays                    3:00pm - 4:00pm
 Melissa Morris (434) 946-2856     7:00pm - 8:00pm                        [2nd Mon. if 1st Mon. is a holiday]
                                   Allison Gallway (540) 231-3161         Lynn Tarbell, MSD (540) 297-9215
 Appomattox                                                               Tami Akin (540) 721-4330
 Appomattox Health &               Clifton Forge
 Rehab-Conference Room             Adult Care of Highlands Moody Bldg.
 235 Evergreen Avenue              550 Pine Street
 2nd Tuesday                       2nd Monday
 4:00pm - 5:00pm                   7:00pm - 8:00pm
 Sue Eggleston (434) 664-7325      Michelle Leduc (540) 862-2972

 Forest                            Franklin
 Runk & Pratt Forest               Franklin County Library
 208 Gristmill Drive               Rocky Mount
 Forest,VA 24551                   4th Thursday
 TBA in January                    1:00pm - 2:00pm
 Susan Hudson (434) 385-8506       Annette Clark (540) 345-7600




Winter 2009                                                                                                     7
                 CALENDAR OF PROGRAMS FOR THE CHAPTER AREA
                                           JANUARY – JULY 2009
  All programs are free and open to the general public unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all programs,
  call the regional office in your area, or call toll free (800) 272-3900 for information. Charlottesville Office: (434) 973-6122,
  Danville Office: (434) 792-3700, ext. 30, Harrisonburg Office: (540) 437-7444, Lynchburg Office: (434) 845-8540,
  Roanoke Office: (540) 345-7600



INTRODUCTION TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

Aging & Memory: What’s Normal &                                        Aging, Mind and Body Programs at Ballou Center
When Should I be Worried?                                              February 10, noon - 1:00 pm
January 15, 10:00am - 11:00am                                          Bring your lunch and a drink
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community                                Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
1501 Virginia Ave, Harrisonburg
                                                                       Everything You Always Wanted to Know About
Dementia Basics: An Overview of Alzheimer’s                            Alzheimer’s Disease
Disease and Dementia                                                   February 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
January 20, 9:30am - noon                                              Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
Our Lady of Peace – Private Dining Room                                1501 Virginia Ave, Harrisonburg
751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville
                                                                       Ask the Neurologist
Aging and Memory: What is Normal and When                              March 27 and May 15, noon - 1:00pm
Should I be Worried?                                                   (choose one date)
Peter Betz, MD, Geriatric Psychiatrist                                 Bring your lunch and a drink
February 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm                                            Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Bentley Commons
1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg



PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS EXPERIENCING EARLY MEMORY LOSS
The Alzheimer’s Association offers programs and services for persons with early memory loss. For information about
“Coffee Club”, Home Visitation Programs, Support Groups, or Care Consultation, please call Ellen Phipps at (434) 973-6122.


EDUCATION CONFERENCES

2nd ANNUAL GERIATRIC CARE CONFERENCE                                  23rd Annual Bryan Alzheimer’s Research
(including dementia workshops)                                        Conference in Durham, North Carolina
Training for professional staff working in geriatric care presented   February 19 & 20
by UVA, Alzheimer’s Association, JABA, Partnership for                For registration and information call, (919) 286-3228
Improved Long Term Care
February 5 & 6, 8:00am - 4:00pm (both days)                           8th Annual Alzheimer’s Education Conference
DOUBLE TREE HOTEL                                                     SAVE THE DATE!
For registration information including fees                           November 6, 2009
call Emily Hopkins, at UVA, (434) 243-4849                            Salem Civic Center NEW LOCATION!
                                                                      Salem,VA


8                                                                                                                        Winter 2009
 IN – SERVICES AND TRAINNINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL STAFF
 CNA, Nursing, Social Work, Activities, and Healthcare Professionals.

Building Your Skills for Dementia              Additional Trainings:                        ABC’s of Alzheimer’s and Update
Care: Training Program                         Accepting the Challenge:                     on Alzheimer’s Statistics
Skill building and hands-on interactive        Physical Approach                            January 15
training for long-term care staff will be      February 5, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
held as follows:                               Journey’s Crossings                          Finding A Cure –
Dementia Basics                                102 North Stuart Street, Elkton              How Close are We?
January 29 – 4 hour total                      Wendy DeLawder, (540) 437-7444               March 19
10:00am - 3:00pm, lunch included                                                            Stuart Tousman, PhD
Stratford House - 1111 Main Street, Danville   Activity Based Alzheimer’s Care
$25                                                                                         Diagnosing Alzheimer’s and then
                                               (ABAC) – All Day Training for
                                                                                            What?
                                               Activity Staff                               February 19
Dementia Basics, Behaviors,                    June 25, 8:30am - 4:00pm
Communication, Activities, Safety              Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital,         Working Together: Best Practices
February 7 & 21 (Two Saturdays) –              Lexington, VA
12 hour total 9:00am - 4:00pm (both days)                                                   for Families and Medical Staff
                                               $95; registration and information call
Piedmont Virginia Community College -                                                       April 16
                                               Ellen Phipps, (434) 973-6122, or Annette
Charlottesville                                Clark, (540) 345-7600                        Legal / Financial Issues
$75; call PVCC for registration and
information number (434) 961-5270                                                           and Dementia
                                               IN-SERVICE SEMINAR SERIES                    Mark Dellinger, Elder Law Attorney
                                               (Roanoke) All in-service trainings are       May 21
Learning to Lead –                             free and open to the public and will be
Training for Managers                          held at Carilion Rehabilitation Center       When Is It Time for A
June 11, 9:00am - noon                         – Auditorium, Corner of Jefferson and
                                                                                            Care Change?
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community        Mcelanahan, Roanoke. Registration is
                                                                                            June 18
1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg             required; call Annette Clark at (540) 345-
                                               7600. All sessions will begin at 2:00pm
                                               and end by 4:00pm at the latest.



 LEGAL AND FINANCIAL WORKSHOPS

 Legal and Financial Planning                   Smart Financial Choices in                  Ask the Elder Law Attorney
 January 13; February 10; March 10;             Retirement                                  April 2, noon - 1:00pm
 May 12; June 16; and July 14                   January 7, noon - 1:00pm                    Bring your lunch and a drink
 Offered at 10:00am AND 7:00pm                  Bring your lunch and a drink                Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
 on all dates                                   Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
 Vitt Law Offices                                                                           Ask the Elder Law Attorney
 880-A Rio East Court                           Legal Planning                              June 17, noon - 1:00pm
 Charlottesville                                February 12                                 Bring your lunch and a drink
 Dana, (434) 971-3025                           Susan Oliver, Elder law Attorney            Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
                                                Bentley Commons
                                                1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg




Winter 2009                                                                                                                            9
EDUCATION FOR THE FAMILY CAREGIVER

Confident Caregiver                                Memory U Class Three:                          Partnering with Your Doctor
Series Package                                     Caregiving and Communication                   January 9, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Confident Caregiver Series is a pilot          Approach matters, learn effective ways of      Hollins Branch Library
program being offered in Charlottesville           communicating to get through the activities    Peters Creek Road, Roanoke
and includes one Family Orientation                of daily living (bathing, dressing, etc.)
Class, The Memory University Series                March 31, 9:30am - 11: 00am                    Hospice and Palliative Care –
of Seven classes, and one private Care-            Dr. Dawn Rigney                                What does it mean?
Consultation. For information, application                                                        January 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
and registration fee call (434) 973-6122           Memory U Class Four: Brain                     Bring your lunch and a drink
                                                   Health And Aging: What                         Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Confident Caregiver Class                          You Need To Know- A Panel
One: Family Orientation to                         Discussion                                     Partnering with Your Doctor
Alzheimer’s Disease                                Panelists will include a neuro-psychologist,   January 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Workshops will be offered at the Colonnades,       elder-law attorney, and Alzheimer’s            Sunnyside Retirement Community
2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville on the         Association staff member                       3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg
following dates and times. Indicate your           April 6 and April 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
choice of time slot when you register.             ACAC – Healthy Horizons Lunch                  When is it Time for a Care
February 3, 10:00am - noon,                        Program (Lunch provided)                       Change?
March 13, 5:00pm - 7:00pm,                         Seminole Square, Charlottesville               January 21, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
June 2, 10:00am - noon and                         To register for this class only call Sarah     Light refreshments provided
July 10, 5:00 - 7:00 pm                            Cunningham, ACAC, (434) 978-3800               Loyalton of Danville
                                                                                                  432 Hermitage Drive, Danville
Memory University:                                 Memory U Class Five:
All Memory U Classes will be held at               in- Home Activities                            Stress Management for
The Colonnades, 2600 Barracks Road,                Participants will learn how to adapt           Caregivers
Charlottesville, unless otherwise noted.           previously enjoyed activities to current       January 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Registration fee for Memory U ONLY is              level of functioning                           Bring your lunch and a drink
$25; call Ellen Phipps, (434) 973-6122. This       April 14                                       Connie Fletcher, PHD, Clinical Physiologist
workshop series is included in the Confident       Ellen Phipps, CTRS                             Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Caregiver Package at no additional cost.
                                                   Memory U Class Six:                            When It’s Time For a Care Change?
Memory U Class One:                                Managing Stress                                February 10 – Will be offered 2 times:
Dementia Basics                                    April 21                                       2:00pm - 3:00pm or 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Overview of Alzheimer’s disease, related           This session will focus on ways for the        Bentley Commons
dementias, and treatment options.                  caregiver to reduce stress                     1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg
March 17, 9:30am - 11:00am
                                                   Memory U Class Seven:                          Caregiver Training and Stress
Memory U Class Two: Maintain                       Legal And Financial Planning**                 Relief
Your Brain: How To Live A Brain                    May 12                                         February 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Healthy Life-Style                                 This presentation will address legal and       Lunch provided
An interactive workshop about brain health         financial issues in planning for the future    Loyalton of Danville
and memory, including brain exercises.             Vitt Law Office                                432 Hermitage Drive, Danville
The Senior Center, Inc.                            **see Legal and Financial section for more
1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville                  information                                    Geriatric Care Management
March 25, 10:30am - 11:30am                                                                       February 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
To register for this class only, call the Senior   The Savvy Caregiver Workshop                   Molly Moon, RN, MHSA, National Assoc
Center front desk, (434) 974-7756                  Jan 8, 6:00pm - 8:00pm                         of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
                                                   Avante Nursing & Rehabilitation                Bentley Commons
                                                   94 South Avenue, Harrisonburg                  1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg

10                                                                                                                          Winter 2009
 EDUCATION FOR THE FAMILY CAREGIVER continued

Who Can I Call for Help?                          Activities at Home                             Learning to Let it Go & Live in
SAAA has the Answer                               March 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm                      the Here & Now Teepa Snow
February 25, 12:00pm - 1:00pm                     Wanda Gills, Life Enrichment Coordinator,      Presentation
Bring your lunch and a drink                      Heritage Green                                 May 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office          Bentley Commons                                Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
                                                  1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg               1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg
Hospice 101                                                                                      For registration fees and information call
February 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm                      Partner with Your Doctor                       Valda Garber Weider, (540) 568-3400
Nancy Lewis, Provider Relations                   March 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Coordinator Hospice of VA                         Bring your lunch and a drink
                                                                                                 What is Hospice and Palliative Care?
Bentley Commons                                   Alzheimer’s Association
                                                                                                 May 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg                  1225 West Main Street, Danville
                                                                                                 Bring your lunch and a drink
                                                  Melanie Vaughan, 434-792-3700 ext. 3
                                                                                                 Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Teepa Snow Presentation
                                                  What is Hospice and Palliative Care?
February 26 & 27                                                                                 Life after Diagnosis
                                                  March 17, noon - 1:00pm
Sunnyside Retirement Community                                                                   May 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
                                                  Bring your lunch and a drink
3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg                                                               Sunnyside Retirement Community
                                                  Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Limited seating. For fees and registration call                                                  3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg
                                                  Melanie Vaughan, (434) 792-3700 ext. 30
Gloria McDonaldson, (540) 568-8612
                                                  Savvy Caregiver                                Compassionate Communication
Long Distance Caregiving                          April 3, 9:00am - 1:30pm                       with the Memory Impaired
March 5, 4:00pm - 5:00pm                          Sunnyside Retirement Community                 June 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Molly Moon, RN, MHSA, National Assoc              Harrisonburg                                   Bring your lunch and a drink
of Professional Geriatric Care Managers           Join us for a special day devoted to family    Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Bentley Commons                                   members who provide daily care and
1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg                  support to elderly loved ones. Sessions will
                                                                                                 Spirituality & Hope in the World
                                                  include topics such as: crafts, golfing, BBQ
Caregiver Stress: Your Best is                    techniques, container gardening, lawn          of Dementia & Caregiving
Good Enough                                       care,  manicures, makeovers, and more!         June 11, 10:00pm - noon
March 12, 10:00am - 11:00am                       Call (540) 568-6682 by March 20th to           Sunnyside Retirement Community
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community           register.  Lunch is included.                  3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg
1501 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg
                                                  When is it Time for a Care Change?             Partner with Your Doctor
Taking Care of the Caregiver                      April 8, 2:00pm - 4:00pm                       June 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
March 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm                         Sunnyside Retirement Community                 Bring your lunch and a drink
Amy Baker, CMC, Care Manager Certified,           3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg             Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
Director Community Relations Bentley
Commons of Lynchburg                              Who Can I Call for Help?                       SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Bentley Commons                                   SAAA has the Answer                            Week of July 20, 2009
1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg                  April 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
                                                                                                 The Traveling Caregiver’s
                                                  Bring your lunch and a drink
                                                                                                 Companion: Teepa Snow
Five Wishes – Aging with Dignity                  Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
                                                                                                 Teepa Snow, OT will be traveling
March 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm                                                                        throughout our region during the week
                                                  Caregiver Training and Stress Relief
Sue Irvine, RN, Regional Director                                                                of July 20 to provide workshops for family
                                                  April 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Generation Solutions                                                                             caregivers. Call Ellen Phipps at
                                                  Bring your lunch and a drink
Bentley Commons                                                                                  (434) 973-6122 for more information.
                                                  Alzheimer’s Association
1604 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg
                                                  1225 West Main Street, Danville
                                                  Melanie Vaughan, (434) 792-3700 ext 30


Winter 2009                                                                                                                             11
PROGRAMS ON BRAIN HEALTH AND AGING

Maintain Your Brain:                          Maintain Your Brain: How To Live             Brain Health and Aging: What
Strengthening Your Brain                      a Brain Healthy Lifestyle                    You Need to Know – A Panel
January 6, 1:00pm - 2:00pm                    March 2, 10:30am - 11:30am                   Discussion
Hyland Heights Baptist Church                 Carilion Stonewall Jackson Hospital          April 20
100 English Tavern Road, Rustburg             1 Health Circle, Lexington                   ACAC – Healthy Horizons Lunch
                                                                                           Program (Lunch provided)
Maintain Your Brain:                          Maintain Your Brain                          Panelists will include a neuro-psychologist,
Strengthening Your Brain                      March 23, 10:00am - 11:00am                  elder-law attorney, and Alzheimer’s
January 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm                 Sunnyside Retirement Community               Association staff member. Registration
College Hill Recreation Center                3935 Sunnyside Drive, Harrisonburg           required. Contact Sarah Cunningham at
809 Jackson Street, Lynchburg                                                              ACAC, Charlottesville
                                              Maintain Your Brain:                         (434) 978-3800
Maintain Your Brain:                          Strengthening Your Brain
                                                                                           Maintain Your Brain: How to Live
Strengthening Your Brain                      April 2, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
February 18, 12:30pm - 1:30pm                 Bentley Commons                              a Brain Healthy Lifestyle
Rivermont Evangelical Church                  1640 Graves Mill Road, Lynchburg             May 21, noon - 1:00pm
2424 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg                                                           Bring your lunch and a drink
                                                                                           Alzheimer’s Association, Danville Office
                                                                                           Melanie Vaughan, (434) 792-3700 ext. 30



  Care Suggestions From a Long Term Care Provider
  continued from page 5
  Caregivers are often so concerned with      person with Alzheimer’s will need more       Unfortunately, right now there is no
  caring for their loved one’s needs, that    care than can be provided at home. If        cure for Alzheimer’s and its robbing us
  they lose sight of their own physical and   the decision has been made to utilize the    of our loved ones. But remembering
  emotional well being. Remember that         services of a Long Term Care provider,       to smile and laugh with your loved
  those who take care of themselves can       work closely with the provider to help       ones and taking care of yourself can
  better take care of their loved one. Take   design the correct care program for          minimize your stress and can result in a
  some time off and relax. Consult with       your loved one. Family members play          more dignified and meaningful life of
  your doctor if you are not feeling well.    an integral part of the caring process       your loved ones. 
                                              and are essential in assisting the LTC
  Find support groups. This allows                                                         Virginia L.Tahboub is the Owner and
                                              provider with taking the best care of
  family members to meet with others to                                                    CEO of RoseWood Village Assisted
                                              their loved one. Only when working
  share their experiences of living with                                                   Living Communities in Charlottesville,
                                              with the family members will the LTC
  Alzheimer’s. Try not to internalize.                                                     VA with Specialized Programs for Care
                                              provider have a better understanding of
  Sharing can help alleviate the perceived                                                 for Individuals with Alzheimer’s and
                                              the history and needs of the resident and
  stigma, fear and isolation that often                                                    other memory-related diagnoses. She has
                                              can create the appropriate individualized
  accompany dealing with Alzheimer’s.                                                      owned and operated RoseWood Village
                                              care program. Additionally, even if your
  The Alzheimer’s Association Central                                                      Communities since 1983.
                                              loved one has been with a LTC provider
  and Western Virginia Chapter offers a
                                              for a while, constant interaction with the
  friendly and understanding forum for
                                              provider keeps family members apprised
  family members to talk about their
                                              on the health and well being of their
  experiences openly and honestly.
                                              loved ones.
  Finally, there may come a time when a


 12                                                                                                                     Winter 2009
                                                                                          Board Members
                                                                                          Ron Feinman, Esquire, Chairman
                                                                                          William (Bill) Stokes, Vice-Chairman
                                                                                          Margie Shaver, Secretary
                                                                                          Robert D. Gilges, Treasurer
                                                                                          Carol A. Manning, PhD.
                                                                                          Barry N. Moore, PhD.
                                                                                          E. Williams Pelton, II M.D.
                                                                                          Brian B. Phelps
                                                                                          Joyce M. Tipton
                                                                                          Jeffrey D. Ulmer


                                                                                          Junior
                                                                                          Committee
                                                                                          The Alzheimer’s Association Central
                                                                                          and Western Virginia Chapter is
                                                                                          forming a Junior Committee. If
                                                                                          you’re a young professional who wants
                                                                                          to support individuals affected by
A Creative and Easy Way to Give                                                           Alzheimer’s disease and other forms
                                                                                          of dementia, this group is for you!
By Ron Feinman, Esquire
Board Chairman                                                                            The Junior Committee, to be made
                                                                                          up of 18 to 35 year olds, will be an
As we continue to navigate our way           simple technique ensures that the net        extension of our chapter and will
through these turbulent economic times,      assets received from your estate by your     work to raise awareness of
there are easy ways that you may not be      family and the Alzheimer’s Association is    Alzheimer’s through community
aware of to make a charitable donation       greater than if you had left your IRA to     events and outreach.
to the Alzheimer’s Association and save      your family, and your cash to charity. All
                                                                                          Join us in Charlottesville, Lynchburg,
money at the same time. Though this          you have to do is name the Alzheimer’s
                                                                                          Danville, Roanoke, or Harrisonburg for
may sound impossible, the answer is an       Association on your retirement plan’s
                                                                                          the inaugural meeting and learn more
easy one; using your retirement assets       beneficiary form.
                                                                                          about the 6th leading cause of death in
to give, or a Qualified Retirement
                                                                                          America. For more information about
Plan (QRP).                                  Have you already remembered the
                                                                                          this exciting opportunity, contact Lisa
                                             Alzheimer’s Association of Central and
                                                                                          Ferrari at (434) 973-6122 or by email
If your estate plan includes charitable      Western Virginia in your estate planning? 
giving, you can create a wonderful           If so, you are a member of our Founders      at lisa.ferrari@alz.org. 
benefit for your heirs and the Alzheimer’s   Society.  Please let us know so you
Association by using retirement plan         may benefit and be recognized for your       Corporate
assets to fulfill your estate’s charitable   generous gift.  If you would like more       Partner Sponsor
giving and leave cash and other assets       information on giving to the Alzheimer’s
to your family. As a tax-exempt              Association Central and Western Virginia
organization, the Alzheimer’s Association    Chapter, please call Brett Spitale,
could be set up to receive an Individual     Vice President of Development at
Retirement Account (IRA) free of any         (434) 973-6122, or e-mail him at
income tax liability, in turn making the     brett.spitale@alz.org and he will be                      ASSIS TED LI V I N G &
most of your retirement assets. This         happy to assist you.                                     ALZHEIMER ’ S CA R E




Winter 2009                                                                                                                      13
volunteers
                                         Volunteers Help Improve Lives
                                          Across the Central and Western                Over the years, as demand for our
                                          Virginia Chapter there are over 42,000        services has increased, so has our need
                                          people with Alzheimer’s disease. These        for volunteers. And in order to continue
                                          individuals and their families need our       providing quality services to the
                                          support and assistance. We are proud to       community, we need people like you to
                                          provide that to them.                         step up and volunteer for the Chapter.

                                          We are able to expand these critical          We understand that your volunteer time
                                          services due to our dedicated volunteers.     is a valuable gift. We will work with you
                                          With volunteers, we are able to reach         to ensure that your volunteer work is
                                          more families, provide vital information      rewarding and fits your interests and talents.
                                          and serve those who otherwise might fall      Whether you can volunteer for an hour, a
                                          through the cracks.                           month or a few days a week – we have an
                                                                                        opportunity that is critical to our success.



 Advocacy and Public Policy                                              Health Fairs/Conferences
 Work with legislators and public officials to advance the causes        Staff a table at a community event to help people
 of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. From planning policy          understand Alzheimer’s disease and our Chapter
 to talking with local leaders, to sharing your own story about          resources and programs.
 Alzheimer’s, we work to bring dementia issues to the forefront of
 public policy debate and public awareness.                              Support Group Leader
                                                                         Facilitate a local support group, helping those affected
 Community Education/Speakers Bureau                                     by Alzheimer’s disease. If you have experience
 Present to community groups and companies about Alzheimer’s             with group facilitation and a solid knowledge of
 disease. You will receive all the necessary training and materials to   Alzheimer’s and related dementias, this may be just the
 present education sessions to help increase the understanding of        right thing for you. You will receive the training and
 Alzheimer’s disease and its related issues as well as Brain Health.     ongoing support you need to make this a rewarding
                                                                         and meaningful volunteer experience.
 Special Events
 Assist the staff in producing exciting events to advance the            Call your regional office today for more
 mission of the Central and Western Virginia Chapter. Work on            information or to volunteer!
 such events as Memory Walk, the Bill Howard Golf Tournament             Charlottesville (434) 973-6122
 in Charlottesville, the Round to Remember Tournament in                 Danville (434) 792-3700 ext. 30
 Lynchburg and our annual Education Conference each fall.                Mid-Valley (Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro)
                                                                         (540) 437-7444
 Please see pg. 13 for information about our new                         Lynchburg (434) 845-8540
 Junior Committee for 18 to 35 year olds!                                Roanoke (540) 345-7600



14                                                                                                                    Winter 2009
                             Hitting the Links in 2009
                             for a Great Cause –
                             Come Join Us!
                             Two golf tournaments to benefit the Central and Western Virginia Chapter will swing into action
                             this year. Both tournaments are shotgun starts and enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.


12th Annual Round to Remember in Lynchburg
April 30 at Ivy Hill Golf Course in Forest
We are teeing off at a new golf course this year for the 12th
annual Round to Remember Golf Tournament. This year it
will be held on Thursday April 30, 2009 at the prestigious
Ivy Hill Golf Course in Forest,Virginia. Every dollar raised
contributes directly to Alzheimer’s care and research and
helps the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western
Virginia Chapter provide local support, education and
programs for the 42,000 people in our area living with the
disease, as well as, their families and caregivers.  The cost for
a foursome is $300 and that includes a buffet lunch and big
prizes for top teams.  For more information on sponsorship
opportunities, registering your team or volunteering at the
tournament contact Cindy BonDurant at (434) 845-8540
or cindy.bondurant@alz.org.


11th Annual Bill Howard Golf Tournament and Gala
May 7-8 at Birdwood Golf Course in Charlottesville
In 1998, Mr. Howard started a golf tournament to raise
money for the Alzheimer’s Association after he experienced
first-hand the support, programs and services that the
Association provides to families when his father was
diagnosed with the disease. Mr. Howard, the youngest of
seven children, often tells the story of how the day his father
did not recognize him, he turned to the Association for
help. Over the years, Bill and his volunteers have raised over
$750,000 through the annual Bill Howard Golf Tournament.
The cost for a foursome in the May 7 tournament is $1200
and that includes lunch, big prizes for top teams and eight
tickets to the gala and silent auction event on May 8,
2009 at the Charlottesville Omni.  For more information
on sponsorship opportunities, registering your team or
volunteering at the tournament call Lisa Ferrari at
(434) 973-6122 or lisa.ferrari@alz.org.


Winter 2009                                                                                                                    15
                                   millions of people
                                   with alzheimer’s
                                   need you on
                                   their side.

                                   sign up to be
                                   an alzheimer’s
                                   champion today
                                   by visiting
                                   www.endalz.org




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