The Importance of Being Seen

“Yes, I have Alzheimer’s disease and I am living with it, not dying with it,” offers Pam McElreath of Sugar Grove, North Carolina.  “My involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association during the past three years has given me the strength to share my story. I believe it is important for me to be seen and for […]

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Holiday Greetings from North Carolina Leadership

What a phenomenal and unexpected year! On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina —  Board of Directors, our entire staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our great state, we want to extend holiday wishes to you. We wish to thank each and every one of you for all you have done to help […]

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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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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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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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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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A Collection of Memories Preserved Honors Late Husband

“Everyone who ever met him defined him as a gentleman, and that never changed,” shares Nancy Willett of New Bern, North Carolina.  Hank, Nancy’s husband, had a presence about him that one just recognized.  Horace Bunnie Fitchett, Jr. was known to all as ‘Hank’ or ‘PopPop’ by his eight grandchildren.  Born in Urbana, Virginia in […]

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N.C. Scientist Awarded ‘Part the Cloud’ Research Grant

“I like to label us as ‘the little mouse that roared,’” begins John Didsbury, Ph.D., and Chief Executive Officer at T3D Therapeutics, a clinical stage drug development company engaged in the development of T3D-959, a new orally administered metabolic-focused treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in Raleigh, NC.  With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s […]

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