Not by Word, But by Deed

“I really do firmly, firmly believe that the success of a community is brought about by individuals who are able… everyone who is a capable member of society has a duty and an obligation to help those around you, whether they’re suffering mentally, physically, financially. Whatever it is to help lift everybody up and that’s […]

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Life with Alzheimer’s — Like a Bowl of Spaghetti

Life is like a bowl of spaghetti. Every once in a while, you get a meatball.  Sharon Creech If you ask any Italian grandmother, she will attest that her meatballs have a secret ingredient. Chances are, the ingredient they’re referring to is the love and attention that go into making them. Growing up in Massachusetts, […]

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David Moore Foundation to be honored at 2022 Charlotte Memory Gala

Katie and Duane Church, and their friend Jeff Ray, have a long history of support for missions dedicated to Alzheimer’s.  This passion led to their creation of the David Moore Foundation. Formed in 2019, the Foundation is a non-profit public charity with the mission of raising awareness and funds to support research and care of […]

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Keeping Faith and Fun Through Alzheimer’s Journey

“When you are a person of faith, you know and believe that God walks with us,” says Mike Queen of Wilmington, North Carolina. “God is with us in the celebration of life and the heartache of life…our faith didn’t change because of this diagnosis, and it won’t change as we go through it.” Mike Queen’s […]

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Father’s Work Ethic Lays the Foundation for Son’s Community Engagement

John Wesley Singleton, Sr. worked very hard most of his life.  “As long as I can remember he always had two jobs,” adds John Singleton, Jr.  of Kernersville, N.C. “He worked for a lock and key company in Philadelphia which is where we are from, and all four of my siblings were born.  Like a […]

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How to be a Kid at Heart — From a Grandfather to His Granddaughter

Jennifer O’Keefe begins remembering her grandfather John fondly as “the best person in the entire world.” Growing up, her parents would work through the summer, so Jennifer was dropped off at her grandparents house every morning to spend the day. “He was just a big kid,” Jennifer laughs remembering those vibrant, loud, and musical summers, […]

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Daughter Walks to the Tune of Her Mother’s Fight Song

“My mother, Mary Thomas, was my idol.  She was my best friend,” begins daughter Yvonne Young of Concord, North Carolina.  “She always had this saying, ‘If death wanted to come and get her, it would have to catch up to her, and then he would have to fight her.’ She wasn’t going down without a […]

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Constructing a Stronger Community

From the instant Monica Cortes McLean first came on board at McKee Homes, she knew she wanted to be directly involved in the company’s commitment to the Alzheimer’s Association. Hispanics/Latinos are about 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than older white Americans. As Monica is Panamanian and Chilean, this places her family at […]

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Jeff Takes a Swing at Fighting Alzheimer’s

Growing up, Jeff Ray remembers his mom, Sandra, as being “larger than life.” “She was very influential in my life, and as we got older, she got really involved in the church,” Jeff says. “She has a strong faith and still does today.”  Not only was she active in her children’s lives, but she was […]

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High School student fights for generations to come

Historically, Alzheimer’s disease has been viewed as an ‘elder issue’. A worry that only occupies the minds of older adults. Something for you to worry about much later in life. To some, that might still be true. But this disease has been concerning those much younger recently as well. Of course everyone has a different […]

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