Suraj Upadhya – 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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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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Holiday Greetings from North Carolina Leadership

What a phenomenal and unexpected year! On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina —  Board of Directors, our entire staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our great state, we want to extend holiday wishes to you. We wish to thank each and every one of you for all you have done to help […]

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