Giving Tuesday: Ways to Give

Created in response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday (Dec. 1) is a global day of giving. Now in its ninth year, #GivingTuesday is a day for families, businesses, communities, students and others to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and GIVE. On Tuesday, December 1, #GivingTuesday, donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, and […]

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We Give Thanks To You

On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in North Carolina — our Board of Directors, entire staff, and the Alzheimer’s community in our great state, we want to wish you well this Thanksgiving. We know this year may be altering traditions and plans, but we hope the spirit of Thanksgiving still offers a time to reflect on all […]

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Caregivers navigate COVID-19 challenges with grace

Navigating the world with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is tough enough. Add onto it a global pandemic?  Since the spring, caregivers across the U.S. have been forced to change their routines. Not just once for many, but again and again as the infection rates ebb and flow.  Thankfully, caregivers are […]

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Show Your N.C. pride and Your Commitment #ENDALZ

Walk to End Alzheimer’s® looked different this year, but our supporters have truly stepped up across the state to keep fighting back against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. We are so proud of North Carolina, and we can’t thank you enough for your support. The Association is keeping up the momentum and continuing to raise […]

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Daughter Inspired to Turn Mother’s Passions Into Action

Natarsha Nesbitt is one of the newest Alzheimer’s Ambassadors in North Carolina, a volunteer role that takes a leadership position in the advocacy arm of the Alzheimer’s Association. Ambassadors are assigned a member of Congress and lead a team of advocates in their voting district to share their stories in hopes of passing the Association’s […]

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Partnership Helping Expand Alzheimer’s Education in Black Community

 “My grandfather Andrew Andrews, actually my namesake, had Alzheimer’s disease,” begins Andrew Holland who works for the City of Durham, North Carolina. “Growing up he was a foreman for CSX Railroad.  My family lived adjacent to the railroad and a lot of times he’d work on the railroad near our home.  We’d have lunch together […]

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North Carolina Offering Support During National Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association’s, Western Carolina Chapter and Eastern North Carolina Chapter are marking these events by recognizing and honoring the 479,000 family members and friends across North Carolina who are currently caring for a person living with Alzheimer’s. The COVID-19 pandemic has been […]

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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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