Company with North Carolina Ties Impacting Caregivers Nationally

There’s one word that came up consistently throughout our interview with Carewell CEO Bianca Padilla: “aligned.” The purple branding between Carewell, a national company founded in Charlotte, N.C. and the Alzheimer’s Association is a coincidence. The shared understanding of the importance of empowering caregivers, though in different ways, is not happenstance. “To be able to […]

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We Are Grateful For You

On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina — our Board of Directors, staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our noble state, we want to wish you and yours well this Thanksgiving. We know traditions and plans may continue to be somewhat altered by the ongoing pandemic, but we hope the essence of Thanksgiving still […]

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Caregiving During the Holidays

While holidays can be a joyous time for many families, they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s. For many caregivers the holiday season gives rise to stress, frustration and anger, instead of peace and goodwill. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many families impacted by […]

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Upcoming program on 10 Ways to Help A Family

Often we don’t know how best to help a family affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia related disease. Frequently caregivers are unsure how to ask for help or what assistance to even ask for. Understanding Alzheimer’s and dementia is the first step to being able to help a family affected by these diseases. During National […]

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Caregiver and Provider Roundtable for the LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ community can face particular challenges related to Alzheimer’s and dementia, including finding inclusive and welcoming health care providers, less ability to call upon adult children for assistance, concerns about stigma and higher rates of poverty and social isolation.  This virtual discussion will focus on the latest updates to resources for the LGBTQ communities […]

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Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in N.C. During National Family Caregivers Month

Alzheimer’s Association is Here for North Carolina Dementia Caregivers 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 358,000 family members and friends across North Carolina who are currently caring for a […]

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Caregiver Conference offered by Association partner Duke Health

Are you a current caregiver or community partner interested in supporting the Alzheimer’s community? The Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter is proud to be a sponsor of the Duke Caregiver Community Event being offered by Association partner, Duke Health. Get connected with local resources that can help you care for your loved one during […]

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Upcoming webinar to discuss newest treatment for Alzheimer’s

You may have heard in the news recently about a new Alzheimer’s treatment. Although current medications cannot cure Alzheimer’s, one treatment addresses the underlying biology. Other medications may help lessen symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion. This new treatment, called Aducanumab, is the first therapy to demonstrate that removing amyloid, one of the hallmarks […]

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Regional Research Event Highlights AAIC Discoveries

Alzheimer’s is a global health problem with more than 6 million people living with the disease in the US alone. Tremendous gains have been made in the understanding of the science and basic biology underlying Alzheimer’s and other dementias. These advances are leading to great strides in strategies for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and therapeutic […]

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Recordings Now Available for Healthy Living Symposium

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Catch recordings of this June 2021 symposium to learn about research in the […]

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