Statewide Listening Sessions on the Dementia State Plan

The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission is working diligently on the update to Virginia’s 2011 Dementia State Plan. The draft of the next version of the Dementia State Plan will be available for download on March 18, 2015. We look forward to hearing your comments and feedback through any of the public listening sessions or via e-mail, mail, telephone, or through submission on this website. Details on these opportunities are available below­. BIG STONE GAP – Mountain Empire Older Citizens April 8, 2015 1501 Third Avenue East 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Big Stone Gap, VA 24219 For more information, contact: (276) 523-4202 or jtrivett@meoc.org ROANOKE – Virginia Western Community College April 15, 2015 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Whitman Theatre in the Business Science Center, 3094 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24015 For more information, contact: (800) 272-3900 or ephipps@alz.org VIRGINIA BEACH – The Memory Center April 22, 2015 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 1853 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 For more information, contact: Patricia Lacey at (757) 459-2405 FAIRFAX – Alzheimer’s Association May 19, 2015 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 3701 Pender Drive, Suite 400, Fairfax, VA 22030 For more information, contact (703) 359-4440 RICHMOND – Alzheimer’s Association June 16, 2015 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 For more information, contact: (804) 967-2580   For any questions, please contact: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services Attention: Charlotte Arbogast 1610 Forest Avenue, Suite 100 Henrico, VA 23229 (804) 662-9154 dementia@dars.virginia.gov...

VA Dementia State Plan – Your Comments are Requested!

Following the state-wide series of public listening sessions and from dementia researchers, the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission has drafted the Dementia State Plan: Virginia’s Response to the Needs of Individuals with Dementia and their Caregivers. Please access the plan’s discussion page to review the document and leave us your feedback! Thank you!...

Thank you, Dr. Welleford! Welcome Dr. Slattum!

On June 14, 2011, at the last meeting of the Virginia Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, we bad farewell to Dr. E. Ayn Welleford, Immediate Past Chair of the commission (whose term on the Commmission ends at the end of this month) and welcomed Dr. Patricia Slattum as the new Chair. Review both of our commission’s leaders bios below:  E.  Ayn Welleford, MSG, PhD, received her BA in Management/Psychology from Averett College, MS in Gerontology and PhD in Developmental Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has taught extensively in the areas of Lifespan Development, and Adult Development and Aging, Geropsychology, and Aging & Human Values. As an educator, researcher, and previously as a practitioner she has worked with a broad spectrum of individuals across the caregiving and long term care continuum. As Associate Professor and Chair of VCU’s Department of Gerontology, she currently works to “Improve Elder Care through Education” through her Teaching, Scholarship, and Community Engagement. Outside of the classroom, Dr. Welleford provides community education and serves on several boards and committees.  She currently serves as Chair of the Governor’s Commonwealth of Virginia Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Commission. Dr. Welleford is the proud recipient of the 2008 AGHE Distinguished Teacher Award. Patricia W. Slattum, PharmD, PhD is Associate Professor, Director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program, and Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Slattums teaching, research and practice interests are improving pharmacotherapy for older adults residing in the community and assisted-living facilities, the effects of medications on cognition, and medication management in Alzheimers disease. She partners with a...