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.

Balancing Life Amidst the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

“After being together for 33 years, that was the first time I had ever seen my husband cry,” recalls Jeanette Martinez of Jacksonville, NC.  William ‘Willie’ Martinez, 55, had just been diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.  While this news understandably shook the Martinez family to its core, Jeanette knew she needed to be […]

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Celebrating recent Alzheimer’s legislative accomplishments in N.C.

Advocates have been busy across North Carolina this summer working to further the Alzheimer’s Association’s public policy priorities on behalf of the 180,000 North Carolinians living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 479,000 caregivers. On September 2nd and 3rd, the North Carolina General Assembly reconvened for a special short session to work on the Coronavirus Relief […]

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Two Fathers, Two journeys, One Mission

Jerry and Kay Tucker have been volunteers on the planning committee for Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Guilford County for four years. They have seen their walk event grow from a crowd that barely filled a small park at High Point University to overflowing LeBauer Park in downtown Greensboro. They have grown their understanding of […]

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