The Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter
The mission of the Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate the incurability of Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, and to enhance the care and support for individuals, their families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer's disease. Our vision is to create a world where Alzheimer's disease becomes curable and preventable while we continue to optimize the quality of life for those affected with the disease, as well as their loved ones and families.
According to the 2010 Alzheimer's Facts and Figures report, there are 5.3 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease. Every 70 seconds, someone in America develops the disease and by mid-century someone will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds. Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. In Virginia there are 130,000 people living with Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 160,000 by 2025. Approximately 42,000 people suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia in the Central and Western Virginia Chapter area.
We are here to help the people in our chapter area who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, as well as their caregivers and families. This assistance comes in the form of Memory U, a toll-free HelpLine, support groups and care consultation in each region, lending libraries, Safe Return+Safe Return, an annual education conference as well as many other programs and services.
Our chapter is comprised of five regions serving 52 counties and cities. Our offices are in Charlottesville, Danville, Lynchburg and Roanoke.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
A world without Alzheimer's disease.