New Program Launched on Financial Management for Caregivers

New educational program offers tips for managing the finances for someone living with a chronic illness The Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina is launching a brand new educational program to offer tips for individuals managing the finances of those with a chronic illness who are under their care. The program will be offered regularly beginning […]

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A Caregiver’s Life Jacket for Veterans Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be challenging for anyone, and caregivers often feel that they have been thrown into the deep end without a life jacket! For veterans, already dealing with unique issues related to their service, finding that life-line may feel even more difficult. Join us […]

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Company with North Carolina Ties Impacting Caregivers Nationally

There’s one word that came up consistently throughout our interview with Carewell CEO Bianca Padilla: “aligned.” The purple branding between Carewell, a national company founded in Charlotte, N.C. and the Alzheimer’s Association is a coincidence. The shared understanding of the importance of empowering caregivers, though in different ways, is not happenstance. “To be able to […]

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Caregiving During the Holidays

While holidays can be a joyous time for many families, they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s. For many caregivers the holiday season gives rise to stress, frustration and anger, instead of peace and goodwill. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has added even more complexities that can feel overwhelming for many families impacted by […]

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Recordings Available For 3-Part Series On Navigating a Dementia Diagnosis

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 earlier this year, this virtual three-part series provides practical answers to the questions that […]

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Mother’s Day Reflections Across Generations

Karen Coma has fond memories as a child of spending Mother’s Day in Los Angeles. “We had a great back yard and would spend time on the patio or swimming in the pool. Dad would barbeque and we enjoyed being together.” Karen, a Charlotte resident, thinks a great deal about memory these days — some precious, […]

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Unpacking Diversity and Dementia: The Black Caregiver Experience

“Mom… What’s going on with Grandma Trollie? Why is she acting that way?” These were the words I murmured at the tender age of 6 years old, the day I was first introduced to Alzheimer’s disease.   Picture this: A bright-eyed, young 6-year-old walking down the hallway of her great Grandma Tollie’s house (her name was […]

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