Under the Dementia Umbrella Series Provides Webinars on Forms of Dementia

Dementia is not a single disease, but rather an overall term — like heart disease — that covers a wide range of specific medical conditions, including its most common form, Alzheimer’s disease. This series will take a deeper dive into various disorders “Under the Dementia Umbrella.” Join us for this four-program series taking place from […]

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Virtual Learning Series Offered for Those Noticing Signs in a Loved One

The holiday season is often a time when families come together. It may also be a time that extended family members notice cognitive changes in a loved one they don’t see regularly. For those who my have seen concerning changes in a loved one over the recent holidays, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline — 800.272.3900 […]

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Caregiver and Provider Roundtable for the LGBTQ Community

The LGBTQ community can face particular challenges related to Alzheimer’s and dementia, including finding inclusive and welcoming health care providers, less ability to call upon adult children for assistance, concerns about stigma and higher rates of poverty and social isolation.  This virtual discussion will focus on the latest updates to resources for the LGBTQ communities […]

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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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Family’s Fight Against Dementia Becomes Blessing IN Disguise

Enjoying coconut cupcakes and bacon for breakfast, drinking a nightly ‘inch’ wine and listening to the tunes of legendary crooners Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, these memories of Ellie Mae Franks are forever engraved on the hearts of Kelly and Doug Ramsay. “We were living in South Florida when we realized my mom had developed […]

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Association launching ask the expert series in N.C.

The Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina is launching a new interactive series, Ask The Experts, that brings together healthcare providers and dementia caregivers. Each Ask The Experts conversation will take place on Facebook Live and allow opportunity for participants to ask questions during the live event. Each event will have a different topic, starting with: […]

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Michele honors father on this unprecedented Father’s Day

Michele Cook of Huntersville, N.C. began her collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association roughly 20 years ago in Michigan when a colleague in the senior care industry suggested she join her team and help fundraise for the new local Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Fast forwarding to the present, Michele has worn many professional hats, but has […]

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A call for North Carolina to get moving together

Let’s face it, we’ve all had too much couch time, Netflix binging, and snacks recently.  With that in mind, we’re kicking off The Longest Day MOVEment Challenge.  We’re inviting all of North Carolina to join some activity good for our body and brain health.  Doesn’t matter whether you run in your neighborhood, on your treadmill, clip […]

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