OVERVIEW: Provides support for people affected by Alzheimer's Disease.
1) HELPLINE: Offers advice to callers about caring for persons with Alzheimer's and community resources. Provides pamphlets on care, legal issues, and services. Call 800-272-3900, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
2) SUPPORT GROUPS: Provides support groups for relatives and friends of people with Alzheimer's meet to share feelings, problems, and solutions. Also includes an early stage memory loss group for patients and their families. Please call for further details.
3) SAFETY SERVICES: Provides a 24-hour emergency response service to assist individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. Persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias may be registered for the Medic Alert and/or Safe Return program. Families receive an ID bracelet and a wallet ID. Initial cost maybe covered by a scholarship. Please call for further details.
4) EDUCATION: Sells books and lends videotapes, DVD's & books to caregivers and professionals. Also, sponsors many educational opportunities for caregivers, professionals, and the general public. Includes caregivers' conferences, professional workshops, and the dementia training course for health professionals.
5) ADVOCACY: Works to educate policy makers at the state and federal levels about the needs of families coping with dementia. Supports research into the cause, treatment, prevention and cure of Alzheimer's Disease. Priorities include increased federal funding for research and long-term care services. Anyone interested in becoming an advocate may contact the Chapter.
6) WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES: Sponsors many educational opportunities for caregivers, professionals, and the general public. Includes caregivers' conferences, professional workshops, and the dementia training course for health professionals.
7) EMERGENCY FUNDS: Provides a one-time grant to families who have exhausted all other available resources in caring for someone with dementia. The purpose is to help with emergency needs, such as respite, home health equipment, and medical transportation. Based on availability.
8) CARE CONSULTATION: Helps families to better understand Alzheimer’s, resolve conflicts, facilitate access to needed services, and plan for the future. Consultations may be conducted in person, via phone or by email.
9) TRIALMATCH: Offers a clinical study matching service that connects individuals with Alzheimer's Disease, caregivers, volunteers and physicians with current studies. A continuously updated database of 130+ Alzheimer's clinical trials includes both pharmacological and non-pharmacological studies.
NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA CHAPTER LOCATIONS:
8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400
McLean, VA 22102
CHAPTER SATELLITE OFFICES:
401 North Washington Street, Suite 100, Office 121
Rockville, MD 20850
Northern Shenandoah Valley
411 North Cameron Street, Room 267
Winchester, VA 22601
Prince George's County
4640 Forbes Boulevard, Suite 120 S
Lanham, MD 20706
- 8180 Greensboro Drive
- Suite 400
- Mc Lean, VA 22102
- Corporate Office
- Nancy Quarles, Program Manager
DC & Montgomery County:
- Lindsey Vajpeyi, Program Manager
Calvert, Charles, & St. Mary's Counties:
- Ana Nelson, Program Manager
8180 Greensboro Drive
8180 Greensboro Drive
Agency: Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area Chapter
Payment Description: Optional professional training fees. $55 for safe return bracelet + Shipping & Handling and $35 annual renewal fee.
Intake and Eligibility: Most programs open to the public.
- Washington County
- Prince Georges County
- Calvert County
- Charles County
- Montgomery County
- Saint Marys County
- Arlington County
- Fairfax County
- Fairfax City County
- Loudoun County
- Manassas City County
- Manassas Park City County
- Prince William County
- Alexandria City County