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.

Caregiver Conference offered by Association partner Duke Health

Are you a current caregiver or community partner interested in supporting the Alzheimer’s community? The Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter is proud to be a sponsor of the Duke Caregiver Community Event being offered by Association partner, Duke Health. Get connected with local resources that can help you care for your loved one during […]

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How to be a Kid at Heart — From a Grandfather to His Granddaughter

Jennifer O’Keefe begins remembering her grandfather John fondly as “the best person in the entire world.” Growing up, her parents would work through the summer, so Jennifer was dropped off at her grandparents house every morning to spend the day. “He was just a big kid,” Jennifer laughs remembering those vibrant, loud, and musical summers, […]

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Daughter Walks to the Tune of Her Mother’s Fight Song

“My mother, Mary Thomas, was my idol.  She was my best friend,” begins daughter Yvonne Young of Concord, North Carolina.  “She always had this saying, ‘If death wanted to come and get her, it would have to catch up to her, and then he would have to fight her.’ She wasn’t going down without a […]

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