10 Sessions: Something for Everyone!

9 May

Brain SummitHealthy Living for Brain & Body | Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease |
Responding to Behaviors | The Latest Technology | Caregiver Support |
Beginner’s Guide to Research

Registration ends May 28 so now is the time to register for Brain Summit!

June 5, 2019
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

$55 General Admission
$30 Students

Includes breakfast & lunch

If you need CEUs to maintain professional accreditation, you can pay $25 on-site.

The keynote address will be given by Rebecca Edelmayer, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association. (Learn more about Dr. Edelmayer here.)

We have informative and engaging sessions planned for the day. Here’s session information.

Ready to Register? Visit our registration portal!

Questions? Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900

 

Attend Our Brain Summit!

25 Apr

Brain SummitAre you planning to attend our Brain Summit on June 5 at Christopher Newport University? Now is the time to register — the early-bird rate ends on May 1!

June 5, 2019
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

$55 General Admission
$30 Students

Includes breakfast & lunch

If you need CEUs to maintain professional accreditation, you can pay $25 on-site.

The keynote address will be given by Rebecca Edelmayer, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association. (Learn more about Dr. Edelmayer here.)

We have informative and engaging sessions planned for the day. Here’s session information.

Ready to Register? Visit our registration portal!

Questions? Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900

 

Brain Summit: A Conference on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Research

22 Feb

Brain Summit

June 5, 2019
Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

$45 General Admission*
$30 Students*

Attend and learn the latest on Alzheimer’s and dementia research at the national, state and local level, including a plenary address by Rebecca Edelmayer, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Engagement for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Interested in learning more about the Summit? Session information is now available!

Register @ https://bit.ly/2u3AjUM

*Register today — Admission is $55 after May 1
CEUs available

Questions? Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900

Volunteer Spotlight: Ellen Clements

3 Dec

Ellen Clements

In Ellen Clements’ family, Alzheimer’s disease has had a significant impact. For her dad, a brilliant man who read maps for fun, wandering and confusion about where he was were two telling signs of the effects of the disease. Through her experiences with her sister, Ellen has become very knowledgeable about caregiving and the steps that families should take when supporting a family member.

Ellen first connected with the Alzheimer’s Association through Volunteer Hampton Roads, and she is always looking for ways to reach out to groups to raise awareness and help families. “I bring up the conversation and let people know I’m a Community Educator.”

“And, I think that my family experiences give me credibility,” Ellen said. “It’s been a journey, and it helps people to know that I have been through it myself.”

Ellen attended the University of Delaware and then graduated from Humboldt State University in California. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a minor in communications. “I know that’s an odd combination, but it works to help me stay organized and to be able to relate well to people,” she says.

Ellen received her Certification in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church through courses at Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C., and is a retired Christian educator and a Biblical storyteller. Her son is a voice actor, and Ellen took a class to learn the art of voice acting.

Ellen has lived in Virginia Beach for about 26 years and has been married for over 40 years. In addition to her son, Ellen has a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. She is active in the community, spends a lot of time at the library and participates in book studies with members of the Women’s Faith Focus group at Community UMC in Virginia Beach.

With her family history in mind, Ellen is focused on keeping active, exercising, eating healthier and learning new things. “There is hope, but it’s a difficult disease, and I want to understand it the best that I can,” she said.

Joy for All companion pets provide carefree pet ownership

19 Nov

To celebrate National Family Caregivers Month and National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a new corporate partner – Ageless Innovation – is launching an Alzheimer’s Association program in Kroger Pharmacies, featuring Joy for All Companion Pets. Joy for All Companion Pets are designed to enhance the quality of life for elder adults by providing carefree pet ownership, the comfort and joy of a playful companion and peace of mind for family caregivers.

Throughout November and December, 250 Kroger Pharmacy locations will sell special edition Joy for All Companion Pets, with packaging featuring caregiver health information from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Local participating Kroger Pharmacies:

  • Suffolk: 1017 University Blvd.
  • Virginia Beach: 3901 Holland Rd.
  • Chesapeake: 1653 Sentinel Dr.

For more information go to www.joyforall.com/pages/our-story.

Support the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act

13 Nov

Today, we rally together in support of the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256)! We need your voice to help urge Congress to support this important legislation that would improve the quality of life for all Americans facing this devastating disease.

There are 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and 16.1 million who provide care. The BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act would facilitate translational, cutting-edge research, like recent findings from the SPRINT MIND study, into public health interventions through the CDC’s traditional public health strategies.

Join us in calling on Congress to support the BOLD Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act (S. 2076/H.R. 4256) to address Alzheimer’s as an urgent public health issue. For more information, visit: p2a.co/YVJ6QYQ

 

Community Forum: Tabb Library

7 Nov

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tabb Library (100 Long Green Blvd., Yorktown) SEVA will host a Community Forum to give attendees an opportunity to learn more about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss. Most importantly, the forum will also give SEVA staff the chance to learn how we can help provide support in the York County area.

Light refreshments will be served, and registration is requested. To register, visit Community Resource Finder or call 800.272.3900.