The Importance of Safe Spaces

In this year and a half of isolation, ‘quarantine pods’, fear and misinformation, it has become especially important to identify safe spaces in your life. For some, that is a physical space to call your own. For others, it could be a particularly calming person. For yet others, memories of past safe spaces might suffice. […]

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A Niece Looks Back with a Smile and Forward with Hope

 “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all. “   While many attribute this quote to American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder that was later incorporated into an episode  of “Little House on the Prairie” television show […]

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Father’s Day To the Tune of Disney

First, the Parillas moved to Southport, North Carolina from New York after Bill and his wife snagged a plot of land for ‘pennies’ on the water. Then, one-by-one, their three adult children and their families relocated to the Wilmington area. That was more than 20 years ago, and as much as they all love the […]

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Professional Baker Plans Live Stream for the Longest Day

Individuals pledge their support to the Alzheimer’s Association for a variety of reasons — many because a loved one has been diagnosed, others because they have lost someone to the disease, and some because they are living with dementia. But possibly, the most overlooked group are those that do not have a direct connection, but […]

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Onslow County Resident Follows Her Heart To Make a Difference

As far back as Anita can remember, her father Leslie L. Selby (Les) was always busy “tinkering with something” or helping others, likely by also tinkering with their “somethings.” Her parents owned a 40-acre farm in Michigan, half leased for crops and half filled with fruit trees, farm animals, and a house that was built […]

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Mother’s Day Reflections Across Generations

Karen Coma has fond memories as a child of spending Mother’s Day in Los Angeles. “We had a great back yard and would spend time on the patio or swimming in the pool. Dad would barbeque and we enjoyed being together.” Karen, a Charlotte resident, thinks a great deal about memory these days — some precious, […]

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Unpacking Diversity and Dementia: The Black Caregiver Experience

“Mom… What’s going on with Grandma Trollie? Why is she acting that way?” These were the words I murmured at the tender age of 6 years old, the day I was first introduced to Alzheimer’s disease.   Picture this: A bright-eyed, young 6-year-old walking down the hallway of her great Grandma Tollie’s house (her name was […]

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Mary Thompson – National Volunteer Week 2021 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina. In honor of National Volunteer Week 2021, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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Rev. Sekinah Hamlin – National Volunteer Week 2021 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina. In honor of National Volunteer Week 2021, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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Hayoung Cho – National Volunteer Week 2021 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina. In honor of National Volunteer Week 2021, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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