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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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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Mike Caldwell – 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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Renay Clark – 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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Marianne Chanti-Ketterl – 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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Parnika Patnaik – 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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Journalism, BBQ and P-3 Orions Led Me to the Alzheimer’s Association

I’ll never forget the day in Fall 2013, sitting in the parking lot of a BBQ restaurant next to the ‘World’s Largest Honky Tonk’ in Fort Worth, Texas.  I was an anxious-to-graduate senior journalism student at Texas Christian University, fresh off a Summer internship at Dallas TV news station WFAA. Like many universities, TCU hosts […]

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Forum Seeks Input on Unique Needs of Rural North Carolina Communities

The Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina, in partnership with The North Carolina Rural Health Leadership Alliance (NCRHLA), will be hosting a virtual Alzheimer’s Community Forum, Challenges and Opportunities: Alzheimer’s & Dementia in Rural NC, in April to hear from local area residents of rural communities statewide. The forum is a gathering for people who have […]

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Association Hosts Confident Caregiver Symposium This April

More than 11 million family and friends, including 358,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the United States. In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for our our four-part series where you’ll hear caregivers and professionals […]

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North Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease 2021 Facts and Figures Report Released

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Examines Racial and Ethnic Attitudes on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Findings from two national surveys appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association 2021 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report reveal that discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. More than one-third of Black Americans (36%) and nearly one-fifth of Hispanic Americans […]

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