Resources

 

Helpful Links
Alexandria-Specific Resources
  • The Aging & Adult Services Division offers supportive home and community services to eligible adults.

  • Caregiver Resources provides information about programs specific to the City of Alexandria as well as links to other resources.

  • Project Lifesaver is an innovative program aiding families living with Alzheimer’s disease, autism and other related disorders that may cause family members to wander.  Project Lifesaver bracelets emit a tracking signal that can be tracked by a receiver on the ground or in the air.  For more information, call 703.746.5151. 

  • Smart911 helps 9-1-1 responders protect your family by providing more information to first responders. Signup is free.​

Other Resources​
  • AARP provides information about dementia as well as resources for caregivers.

  • The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Aging.gov are Federal government organizations that provide assistance and resources regarding aging in America.

  • The national Alzheimer's Association provides information on Alzheimer's disease and dementia symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, care, and support resources

  • Dementia Care Connections, located in Fairfax, Virginia, offers support services to family caregivers and health professionals by providing education, consultations, activity visits, options for care and resources needed to improve and maintain a qualityof life for individuals living with dementia.

  • Dementia Friendly America is a national network of communities, organizations and individuals seeking to ensure that communities across the U.S. are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

  • Insight Memory Care Center (IMCC) in Fairfax, Virginia provides specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community. IMMC's services include classes for caregivers and persons with dementia, an adult day center, social events, and other programs.

  • LeadingAge Virginia, which is leading the statewide dementia friendly campaign, is an association of not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients through life plan/continuing care retirement communities, senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes, adult day centers and home and community based services. This organization's headquarters are in Glen Allen, Virginia.

  •  Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving, centered in Chesterfield, Virginia, develops new initiatives aimed at improving caregivers' health, wellbeing, and stability.

  • Senior Navigator is a website that provides links to local programs and services for older adults and caregivers in Virginia.

“Driving and Dementia: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals” helps practitioners assess the safety of driving by those with dementia. 

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“When to Yield: Questions and Answers about Dementia and Driving” is a tool for family and caregivers of dementia patients that reviews the hard decisions involved with dementia and driving and gives approaches, including a sample "safe driving agreement," for dealing with this difficult and emotional topic.

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