Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 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 Virginia I. Jones Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias ​(ADRD) Council was authorized by Senate Bill 679 (2013), Senate Bill 549 (2016), and Senate Bill 522 (2019). It builds upon the work of the previous ADRD Commission.


Council Responsibilities

The Council is responsible for: ​

  1. Updating and advocating for the State Plan on ADRD;

  2. Examining the needs of individuals living with ADRD and their caregivers and identifying ways the State can assist in meeting those needs;

  3. Advising the Governor and the General Assembly on policy, funding, regulation, and other issues relevant to ADRD; and​

  4. Developing and promoting strategies to encourage brain health and prevent cognitive decline.

Maryland State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease  and Related Dementias: 2022-2026​​​

The Council released its 2022-2026 State Plan to Address ADRD​ in May 2022. This comprehensive document includes goals and activities to guide partners across the state in a coordinated effort to address the needs of Maryland residents living with ADRD, their families, and caregivers. The 2022-2026 State Plan updates and builds upon the 2012 Maryland State Plan on ADRD​.

Contact Us​

Maryland Department of Health

​​Join us for our next quarterly Council meeting:

October 26, 2022 1:00-3:00 PM