North Carolina Advocates travel to Capitol Hill

On May 17, a small group of advocates from across North Carolina visited Capitol Hill to ask for Congressional support for key policies during the 2022 Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Advocacy Forum. Advocates from all 50 states came together in Washington to meet with their federal legislators to urge support of critical, bipartisan policies to help […]

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North Carolina Legislative Update – March 2022

Advocates across North Carolina have been hard at work on state and federal levels to bolster policy priorities and access to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from a public health perspective.  State Advocacy Progress In 2018, a piece of legislation called Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure (BOLD) was enacted at the federal level.  This legislation […]

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Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day to Aptly Turn North Carolina Purple

The costs of Alzheimer’s on North Carolina are unsustainable. Dementia caregivers bear nearly twice the average out-of-pocket costs of non-dementia caregivers, having to cover medical care, personal care and household expenses for the person with dementia. In 2022, the total national cost of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is projected to reach […]

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Cathy Tierney – 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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2021 Virtual State Advocacy Day at a Glance

As we are all learning to pivot and reimagine our world in a digital space this year, advocacy in support of those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers has been adapting. This March, volunteers found a way to successfully have a day of story telling and advocate for state policy from the comfort of their own […]

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Mother’s Day Takes on a Whole New Meaning for One Advocate

Caregiving under normal circumstances is not easy. Caregiving during a pandemic is a different story altogether. Mother’s Day this year has a new feeling to Wake County resident April Thornton who is caring for her mother Linda Ann at home through this trying time. Linda Ann made a career as an Administrative Assistant for the […]

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