Resources & Information

Resources and Information includes:

  • A list of organizations that provide home and community based services for persons with dementia and their caregivers
  • Links to organizations that have educational and training materials on dementia and brain health
  • Grant funding opportunities with an emphasis on funders in Virginia
  • Data sources on dementia, demographics, and health

Please feel free to contact George Worthington, Dementia Services Coordinator, ( or 804-662- 9154) if you seek additional information or resources.

Home and Community-Based Services

  • Search for your local Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association by zip code or call their 24/7 helpline (1-800-272-3900) for assistance. The Alzheimer's Association offers care consultation, support groups, training and education, connections to clinical trials, and resources for individuals who wander.
  • Family Access to Memory Impairment and Loss Information, Engagement and Supports (FAMILIES) program: six FREE counseling sessions for caregivers of persons with cognitive impairment. For more information please contact George Worthington ( or 804-662-9154).
  • Do you help someone with memory loss? This tool can help find support that is right for you. Visit Care to Plan.
  • Find your local Area Agency on Aging if you are seeking assistance with meals, transportation, home modifications, understanding Medicare, adult day care, or home care. Area Agencies on Aging support older adults as they age in the community and during transitions when higher levels of care and support are needed. Services listed above are not exhaustive and will vary between agencies. Eligibility criteria do apply and also vary.
  • Visit VirginiaNavigator to search for information about health and aging, and find resources in your local area.
  • If your loved one, patient, or client is receiving long term care services and you believe there are problems with their care, consider contacting the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman. Please visit the website for additional information or call toll-free at: (800) 552-3402 or (804) 565-1600. Ask to speak to an Ombudsman.
  • Find your local Department of Social Services. Assistance is available for adults based on income and other eligibility requirements. Visit the Virginia DSS website for additional information about assistance available. To report suspected adult abuse, neglect or exploitation, call your local department of social services or the 24-hour, toll-free Adult Protective Services hotline at: (888) 832-3858.


Grant Funding

Education and Training


Return to the Dementia Services webpage.

Agency Expenditures
DARS Virginia Performs
WWRC Virginia Performs
eVA Transparency in Procurement
DARS Organization Chart
Virginia 2-1-1

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