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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Rotary Club Member Marries Personal Connection and Civic Duty

Sarah Mclellan’s great grandmother moved from Sweden when she was a teenager. She raised Sarah’s grandmother Shirley to find pride in working hard, taking care of her family and building a home. Shirley and her brother had a house on Cape Cod where Sarah and her family would spend their summers. Shirley had five kids […]

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Balancing Life Amidst the Challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease

“After being together for 33 years, that was the first time I had ever seen my husband cry,” recalls Jeanette Martinez of Jacksonville, NC.  William ‘Willie’ Martinez, 55, had just been diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009.  While this news understandably shook the Martinez family to its core, Jeanette knew she needed to be […]

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Celebrating recent Alzheimer’s legislative accomplishments in N.C.

Advocates have been busy across North Carolina this summer working to further the Alzheimer’s Association’s public policy priorities on behalf of the 180,000 North Carolinians living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 479,000 caregivers. On September 2nd and 3rd, the North Carolina General Assembly reconvened for a special short session to work on the Coronavirus Relief […]

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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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Connecting to Clinical Trial Opportunities in N.c.

As the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer’s Association is committed to accelerating the global effort to eliminate Alzheimer’s. For people living with dementia, and those personally affected by it, participating in research is one way to take action and make a difference. Here in North Carolina, there are two options available […]

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One Woman’s Journey Becomes a Call to Her Own Community

‘Clarity – Capacity – Cure’ – is the motto that Charlotte resident Joyce Gottlieb has relied upon since her mother Bessie Ledbetter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. “Mom’s behavior became out of character for her about ten years ago,” shares Joyce. “This disease can really sneak up on the individual living with it as well as […]

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VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY — THE LONGEST DAY VOLUNTEER LAUNCH PARTY

“The Longest Day Committee work has been so meaningful. We never took our eyes off the importance of supporting those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, and their caregivers. Witnessing the commitment and resilience of my fellow team members made every bit of the effort worthwhile!”– Dr. Michelle Webb (The Longest Day 2020 Chair) […]

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Mama’s Family Honors THEIR Wonder Woman

While she may not have worn the razor-sharp boomerang tiara, the deflective bracelets of victory or the golden lasso of truth, Sylvia Brown was ‘Wonder Woman’ in her own regard. Raising seven children of her own, and embracing the loving support roles of grandmother to 17 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 31 great grand-children, her position […]

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The Queen Family Holds Court to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

Nelson and Charlotte Queen are unfortunately no strangers to Alzheimer’s disease. Surrounded by this “dragon”, their Walk to End Alzheimer’s team “The Queen’s Court” honors many family members on both sides of their family that have passed away fighting this disease. Besides a play on their last name, Nelson explains that this comparison extends further: […]

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