Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council


Virginia I. Jones was a dedicated public servant and Marylander who lived with the devastation of Alzheimer’s Disease for more than two decades. Named in her honor, the Council builds upon the work of the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) Commission. Senate Bills 679 (2013) and SB 549 (2016) authorize the Council.

Its charge includes improving and enhancing quality of life and support services, both in the home and community, for individuals and their families living with ADRD. This work is accomplished by:

  • ​​Reviewing State statutes, policies and programs;
  • Monitoring the 2012 Maryland State Plan on ADRD​ developed by the ADRD Commission; and
  • Convening workgroups as needed.

New! Speakers Bureau

The Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Council is seeking guest speakers to join a new Speakers Bureau! Speakers will be invited to present at Council meetings or other events during the year. The purpose is to better inform members of the Council and public on topics related to Alzheimer’s, dementia, working with patients and caregivers, and other topics related to the Council’s mission and scope of work. If you are interested in joining the Speakers Bureau or have any questions, please contact


Palm card for download to share/use, NEW!​

The Council consists of 26 members. It meets quarterly at Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, MD.

Upcoming Meetings

Archived meeting minutes





Annie Olle, MPP
Maryland Department of Health