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.

Mike Helps Male Caregivers Understand Alzheimer’s

22 years ago, while living in St. Louis, Mike Caldwell, a resident of the Triangle area in North Carolina, walked into the Alzheimer’s Association’s offices seeking help to navigate his mother’s diagnosis. “I walked in and this was before computers were a big deal,” Mike says. “We weren’t sharing a lot of resources online like […]

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Susan Walks in the Sand to Honor Her Father on The Longest Day

Susan Spivock Smith, an Emerald Isle resident, remembers her father as an active and devoted father and grandfather.  “He was just a great, fun guy,” Susan says. “He liked dancing and music and coaching baseball. He was very social and never met anybody he didn’t know and like.” But around four years ago, Susan’s dad […]

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Tom Takes a Swing at Alzheimer’s and Educates His Community

When North Carolina resident, Tom Adams was growing up in Illinois, he remembers watching baseball games with his mom, Phyllis, and his brothers.  “Mom was a huge Chicago White Sox fan,” Tom says. “She grew up in Chicago, and was a White Sox fan when she was a kid.” While the White Sox were her […]

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