Advocacy in North Carolina Continues Through Legislative Session

The North Carolina General Assembly kicked off their 2021-2022 legislative session in January.  COVID-19 took a dominant focus early on, as needs for personal protective equipment, mask usage, and vaccinations took a prominent position in policy work impacting seniors, and families with a loved one in long term care communities.  The Alzheimer’s Association provided needed […]

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ALZ Advocacy: Why It Matters And Where to Start

As we begin our work to prepare for the 2022 legislative session at the state-level, and with our efforts to engage our federal Members of Congress on legislation impacting Americans with dementia in full swing, now is the perfect time to learn more about what you can do to get involved in our legislative advocacy […]

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Advocacy Teams Take On Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum

This May, advocates from across the country will join together online to share their stories and request that Congress make Alzheimer’s a legislative priority at the 2021 Alzheimer’s Impact Movement Advocacy Forum. While this year’s event may look and feel a bit different in front of a computer instead of in a sea of purple […]

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Cathy Tierney – National Volunteer Week 2021 Spotlight

We are endlessly grateful to our volunteers for giving their time to better the lives of those impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Our volunteers are truly the heart of the Alzheimer’s Association here in North Carolina. In honor of National Volunteer Week 2021, we’ll be spotlighting a different volunteer from our Chapter each day. Today […]

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January Advocacy Event Kicks off 2021 Legislative Sessions

This January, advocates from all across the Tar Heel state will be coming together to prepare for another year in the fight to #ENDALZ. Please join us as we kick off new legislative sessions both in Raleigh and Washington D.C. This virtual event will outline our advocacy efforts as we look to secure policy wins […]

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Positioning Alzheimer’s Related Policy in North Carolina After the Election

Alzheimer’s is an important issue impacting voters across the country, with seven in ten voters saying that they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports policies to find Alzheimer’s treatments and a cure, improve care, and help caregivers. Join us as we navigate through the changed landscape of the election in the […]

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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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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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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Virtual Town Halls during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with a slate North Carolina public officials, to host NC Advocacy Virtual Town Halls during June, recognized as Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. With all the uncertainty during these ever-changing times, we are grateful that our leaders are at the forefront of this epidemic and willing to share their support. […]

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Alzheimer’s Association to Host Virtual Town Hall Events to Highlight NC policy priorities

The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with a slate of North Carolina public officials, to host our first-ever NC Advocacy Virtual Town Halls! With all the uncertainty during these ever-changing times, we are grateful that our leaders are at the forefront of this epidemic and willing to share their support. These live interactive virtual programs will […]

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