Neurological and Spine Institute

The spread of COVID-19 in Virginia brings special concerns for older adults and those who care for them. We are posting additional resources here to support you and answer questions you may have about COVID-19.

Alzheimer's Association

AARP

National Center on Law & Elder Rights - Federal, State, and Private Protections for Older Consumers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)

Riverside Health System - Navigating COVID-19


Memory impairment can feel overwhelming and unpredictable — for the person experiencing it, as well as loved ones who are providing care and support. Help is available. Please use this page as a guide to finding resources for those dealing with Alzheimer's disease, other dementias or other memory care issues.

Find a memory care support group near you

Caregiver support groups can help you offer and receive encouragement, learn new coping skills and connect with resources. Our list is sorted by geography.

Talk to a Riverside senior care navigator

Our senior care navigators can help connect you with resources. This is a free Riverside service. Senior care navigators are also available by phone at 888-597-0828, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Get help anytime through Riverside Nurse

Riverside Nurse is available 24/7 to answer your symptom-based question and, if needed, refer you to a physician for treatment. Riverside Nurse also provides general health information and Riverside physician and service referrals. Call 800-675-6368.

CEALH brings clinical excellence to our communities

Riverside's Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health taps into the latest research to develop innovative programming. One of the resources CEALH provides is the Geriatric Assessment Clinic.

VirginiaNavigator provides aging and disability resources

VirginiaNavigator is a nonprofit organization that provides free information about health, aging, disability and post-military resources available to Virginians. The information focuses on issues such as health, financial concerns, legal questions, health facilities, housing options, transportation, exercise programs, advocacy, and more. Launch the VirginiaNavigator site.

Aunt Bertha offers guide to social services near you

Aunt Bertha helps people in need find social services in their area, including food, housing, transit, health services and legal support. Start by entering your zip code, and then choose a service category. Launch the Aunt Bertha site.

DementiAssist: App for caregivers of dementia patients

The DementiAssist app assists the person caring for a person with dementia. It shows suggested actions to take if the person with dementia displays common triggered behaviors. To learn more or download the app, visit the app store for your mobile device and search DementiAssist.

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