ALZ Advocacy: Why It Matters And Where to Start

As we begin our work to prepare for the 2022 legislative session at the state-level, and with our efforts to engage our federal Members of Congress on legislation impacting Americans with dementia in full swing, now is the perfect time to learn more about what you can do to get involved in our legislative advocacy […]

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The Importance of Safe Spaces

In this year and a half of isolation, ‘quarantine pods’, fear and misinformation, it has become especially important to identify safe spaces in your life. For some, that is a physical space to call your own. For others, it could be a particularly calming person. For yet others, memories of past safe spaces might suffice. […]

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A Niece Looks Back with a Smile and Forward with Hope

 “Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all. “   While many attribute this quote to American writer Laura Ingalls Wilder that was later incorporated into an episode  of “Little House on the Prairie” television show […]

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Go for the GOLD

The 2020 Summer Olympics are getting ready to start later this month in Tokyo, but now is your chance to GO FOR GOLD. Register for one the Walk to End Alzheimer’s events taking place across North Carolina this fall.  From July 15 through August 5, with three easy actions as a Walk Team captain, you […]

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Hero Nurse Leaves Community Legacy

Over the past year, society has focused on nurses as being one profession deserving of all the hero medals. We all have an image of this hero nurse in our head: hardworking, kind, selfless, warm. While nurses were front and center this past year, they have heroes in our community long before that — much […]

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Local N.C. Teams Pound Out Alzheimer’s This June

POUND® Fitness is a global team partner with The Alzheimer’s Association and The Longest Day — the day of the year with the most light. People from across the world are fighting the darkness of Alzheimer’s through a variety of activities. Two such POUND® events are taking place in North Carolina this year and you […]

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Professional Baker Plans Live Stream for the Longest Day

Individuals pledge their support to the Alzheimer’s Association for a variety of reasons — many because a loved one has been diagnosed, others because they have lost someone to the disease, and some because they are living with dementia. But possibly, the most overlooked group are those that do not have a direct connection, but […]

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Onslow County Resident Follows Her Heart To Make a Difference

As far back as Anita can remember, her father Leslie L. Selby (Les) was always busy “tinkering with something” or helping others, likely by also tinkering with their “somethings.” Her parents owned a 40-acre farm in Michigan, half leased for crops and half filled with fruit trees, farm animals, and a house that was built […]

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