In North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy throughout all 100 counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. On our blog, you will find event announcements and media coverage, as well as stories highlighting those dedicated to making a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s in our great state.

Finding Joyful Moments in the Midst of Alzheimer’s Journey

Donia Schmiege remembers her mom as being “controlled and conservative… always staying in her lane.” She never wore ‘above-the-knee’ dresses or red lipstick. Donia laughs when she fails to find another word besides “bible thumper” to describe her kind and devoted mom, Mary. Her mom was always a leader in her community, teaching Sunday School […]

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A Collection of Memories Preserved Honors Late Husband

“Everyone who ever met him defined him as a gentleman, and that never changed,” shares Nancy Willett of New Bern, North Carolina.  Hank, Nancy’s husband, had a presence about him that one just recognized.  Horace Bunnie Fitchett, Jr. was known to all as ‘Hank’ or ‘PopPop’ by his eight grandchildren.  Born in Urbana, Virginia in […]

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N.C. Scientist Awarded ‘Part the Cloud’ Research Grant

“I like to label us as ‘the little mouse that roared,’” begins John Didsbury, Ph.D., and Chief Executive Officer at T3D Therapeutics, a clinical stage drug development company engaged in the development of T3D-959, a new orally administered metabolic-focused treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in Raleigh, NC.  With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s […]

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