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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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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North Carolina Offering Support During National Caregivers Month

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 479,000 family members and friends across North Carolina who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s. The COVID-19 pandemic has been […]

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Dementia and the LGBT Experience: Presentation and Roundtable

Learn about Alzheimer’s, dementia and memory loss in the LGBT community during this brief community-focused listening/discussion session. Join us to take a look at the importance of increasing resources and outreach to the aging LGBT population. We will explore the unique factors that put this group at potentially higher risk for developing dementia, and the resources […]

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Next Ask the Experts Series — A Discussion on Cognitive Assessments

New interactive series offers conversations between experts and dementia caregivers The Alzheimer’s Association across Georgia and the Carolinas brings together area health care experts and dementia caregivers. Each Ask the Expert discussion will take place on Facebook Live and allow opportunity for participants to ask questions during the live event. Each event will have a […]

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SAGE and Alzheimer’s Association in N.C. partner for LGBT programs

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. This July, join the Alzheimer’s Association and SAGE Wilmington of the Cape Fear Coast for a series of Virtual Education Programs to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s, warning signs to look for in yourself or a loved one, ways to keep the body & brain […]

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Mike Helps Male Caregivers Understand Alzheimer’s

22 years ago, while living in St. Louis, Mike Caldwell, a resident of the Triangle area in North Carolina, walked into the Alzheimer’s Association’s offices seeking help to navigate his mother’s diagnosis. “I walked in and this was before computers were a big deal,” Mike says. “We weren’t sharing a lot of resources online like […]

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Tom Takes a Swing at Alzheimer’s and Educates His Community

When North Carolina resident, Tom Adams was growing up in Illinois, he remembers watching baseball games with his mom, Phyllis, and his brothers.  “Mom was a huge Chicago White Sox fan,” Tom says. “She grew up in Chicago, and was a White Sox fan when she was a kid.” While the White Sox were her […]

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North Carolina 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures Released

Primary Care Physicians on the Front Lines of Diagnosing and Providing Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: Half Say Medical Profession Not Prepared to Meet Expected Increase in Demands   A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report finds 9 in 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect […]

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Alzheimer’s Association to Host 2020 Common Ground Virtual Summit on April 24

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies regarding COVID-19, the Alzheimer’s Association’s conference originally scheduled for Friday, April 24 will now be delivered through a virtual option. The 2020 Common Ground Virtual Summit is open to the public and will take place on Friday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. – noon. The event […]

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