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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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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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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Be Dressed Head to Toe in Purple For Walk To End Alzheimer’s

Now is a great time to purple up for Walk to End Alzheimer’s! Check out what you can earn by fundraising, but don’t delay. Our BONUS shoelaces and socks are only available until August 31! Check out our Virtual Fundraising Guide to see some great ideas. Raise $100 – get your Walk to End Alzheimer’s […]

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR N.C. WALK PEP RALLIES

Save the date! Join us online for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Pep Rallies taking place across North Carolina. The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: our commitment to ending Alzheimer’s disease. While this year’s event will not be a large, in-person gathering, we are still walking on […]

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ASHEVILLE FAMILY COWBOYS UP FOR CORKY

“Walk isn’t just an event, it’s a movement,” shares Kevin McRae of Asheville, North Carolina.  “When I heard someone use that phrase during one of our recent Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee meetings, it really struck a chord with me.”  Kevin’s father Harold ‘Corky’ McRae sadly succumbed to the disease in 2017, and their family […]

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