Alamance Pastor Raises Awareness in His Community

Jimmie Burgess grew up listening to his grandmother preach. Her extensive knowledge of the Bible is actually what alerted her family to the first signs of her developing dementia. Jimmie recalls that she would “get to the sermon and get flustered.” Her sermons would “lose a coherent and clear direction.” Jimmie’s grandfather stepped up resolutely […]

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Passion and Perseverance provide hope in one n.C. town

“Anything is possible if you have enough nerve,” once said British author and Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.  Allison Hemrick, Community Outreach Provider for Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care of Mt. Airy, NC, tends to agree as it relates to her journey thus far in heightening the awareness of Alzheimer’s and other forms of […]

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Advocate and New Mom Marie gets moving in memory of her grandma

From as early as she could remember, Marie Glapiak’s grandmother Nell was in constant motion. Every time they would visit, Nell would be awake before everyone else, spend the full day cooking and cleaning and loving on her grandchildren, and then be the last one to bed as she prepared for the next day. She […]

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Local Law Professional Steps Up to Coach Fight to #EndAlz

Durham resident Devon Newton started playing football when he was four years old. The sport stayed with him through high school; he even coached his college team (although he jokingly admits you wouldn’t be impressed with this if you knew where he went to college). Devon has a passion for the game that is honest […]

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Mother’s Day Takes on a Whole New Meaning for One Advocate

Caregiving under normal circumstances is not easy. Caregiving during a pandemic is a different story altogether. Mother’s Day this year has a new feeling to Wake County resident April Thornton who is caring for her mother Linda Ann at home through this trying time. Linda Ann made a career as an Administrative Assistant for the […]

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Date Change Doesn’t Slow Down RivALZ Veteran, Tamara

The Alzheimer’s Association recently announced that due to guidance from local public health agencies regarding COVID-19, the 2020 RivALZ- Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh (RivALZ Raleigh) flag football game fundraiser originally planned for June 13, but has been rescheduled for October 3. But that’s not halting Tamara Friend, member of the RivALZ Raleigh planning committee, who […]

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Tracey Gibson – National Volunteer Week 2020 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 2020, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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John Hawk – National Volunteer Week 2020 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 2020, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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Mary Lou Simmons – National Volunteer Week 2020 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 2020, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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Susan Rinehart – National Volunteer Week 2020 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 2020, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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