Giving Tuesday: Ways to Give

Created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday (Dec. 1) is a global day of giving. Now in its ninth year, #GivingTuesday is a day for families, businesses, communities, students and others to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and GIVE. On Tuesday, December 1, #GivingTuesday, donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, and […]

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We Give Thanks To You

On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina — our Board of Directors, entire staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our great state, we want to wish you well this Thanksgiving. We know this year may be altering traditions and plans, but we hope the spirit of Thanksgiving still offers a time to reflect on all […]

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Positioning Alzheimer’s Related Policy in North Carolina After the Election

Alzheimer’s is an important issue impacting voters across the country, with seven in ten voters saying that they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports policies to find Alzheimer’s treatments and a cure, improve care, and help caregivers. Join us as we navigate through the changed landscape of the election in the […]

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Caregivers navigate COVID-19 challenges with grace

Navigating the world with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is tough enough. Add onto it a global pandemic?  Since the spring, caregivers across the U.S. have been forced to change their routines. Not just once for many, but again and again as the infection rates ebb and flow.  Thankfully, caregivers are […]

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Show Your N.C. pride and Your Commitment #ENDALZ

Walk to End Alzheimer’s® looked different this year, but our supporters have truly stepped up across the state to keep fighting back against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. We are so proud of North Carolina, and we can’t thank you enough for your support. The Association is keeping up the momentum and continuing to raise […]

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Daughter Inspired to Turn Mother’s Passions Into Action

Natarsha Nesbitt is one of the newest Alzheimer’s Ambassadors in North Carolina, a volunteer role that takes a leadership position in the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ambassadors are assigned a member of Congress and lead a team of advocates in their voting district to share their stories in hopes of passing the Association’s […]

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Partnership Helping Expand Alzheimer’s Education in Black Community

 “My grandfather Andrew Andrews, actually my namesake, had Alzheimer’s disease,” begins Andrew Holland who works for the City of Durham, North Carolina. “Growing up he was a foreman for CSX Railroad.  My family lived adjacent to the railroad and a lot of times he’d work on the railroad near our home.  We’d have lunch together […]

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North Carolina Offering Support During National Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association’s, Western Carolina Chapter and Eastern North Carolina Chapter are marking these events by recognizing and honoring the 479,000 family members and friends across North Carolina who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s. The COVID-19 pandemic has been […]

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Moving Mountains for Mom

“I know everyone thinks that their mom is special, but mom was truly one of a kind,” very emotionally shares Diane Beecher of Wilmington, North Carolina when speaking of her mother, Eileen. “She was the sweetest, most selfless person you have ever met!” Diane grew up in Bethesda, Maryland with her twin sister, Debbie, as […]

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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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