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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Local Volunteer Finds ‘The Perfect Recipe’ to Create Happiness

To Addie Kirby, it wasn’t the awe-inspiring anecdote others bring to their role as a volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association. No. It was a simple Facebook post. “I wish I could make up some story, but it was a quote on Facebook about the recipe to a happy life,” Kirby said. Late in 2019, she […]

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Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis: 3 Part Series

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? Hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina, this virtual three-part series provides practical answers to the questions that arise in the […]

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The Importance of Being Seen

“Yes, I have Alzheimer’s disease and I am living with it, not dying with it,” offers Pam McElreath of Sugar Grove, North Carolina.  “My involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association during the past three years has given me the strength to share my story. I believe it is important for me to be seen and for […]

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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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