2015 DEMENTIA STATE PLAN
The Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission has worked diligently on the update to Virginia’s 2011 Dementia State Plan. The draft of the next version of the Dementia State Plan is available here.
FROM OUR BLOG:
Caregivers, we invite you to join VCU Department of Gerontology’s research efforts by entering your thoughts/experiences as a caregiver at https://redcap.vcu.edu/rc/surveys/?s=f2bhWkoUdA. Thank you!
Since 2012, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has been working with staff from other Virginia Health and Human Resources (HHR) agencies to compile available data on individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their caregivers. In July of 2013, DARS created a Dementia Services Coordinator to focus on the day-to-day […]
ASK THE EXPERT:
This year as we gear up for another Virginia General Assembly session it seemed timely to ask advocates across Virginia for their advice on getting involved. Advocacy does not have to be an intimidating endeavor. In fact, you would probably be surprised to learn that you advocate and don’t even know it or recognize it […]
In this month’s edition, we asked a former caregiver and two gerontologists for their perspectives on compassion fatigue, which generally refers to the stress, strain or burnout that caregivers may experience after extended periods of caregiving. As you might imagine, just as our bodies can grow weary of lifting and transferring loved ones, the hearts […]