North Carolina Legislative Update – November 2022

Advocates across North Carolina have been hard at work on state and federal levels to bolster policy priorities and access for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from a public health perspective.  State Advocacy Progress Alzheimer’s and other dementia have a growing impact on state health systems, budgets, and workforces. By 2050, the number of Americans […]

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North Carolina Legislative Update – March 2022

Advocates across North Carolina have been hard at work on state and federal levels to bolster policy priorities and access to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from a public health perspective.  State Advocacy Progress In 2018, a piece of legislation called Building Our Largest Dementia Infrastructure (BOLD) was enacted at the federal level.  This legislation […]

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Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day to Aptly Turn North Carolina Purple

The costs of Alzheimer’s on North Carolina are unsustainable. Dementia caregivers bear nearly twice the average out-of-pocket costs of non-dementia caregivers, having to cover medical care, personal care and household expenses for the person with dementia. In 2022, the total national cost of caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is projected to reach […]

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2021 State and Federal Policy Wins for North Carolina

Thanks to the Alzheimer’s Association’s advocacy and public policy efforts, in the last year, on a state and federal level, individuals, families and communities impacted by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia have promising new support. Here’s just some of the “wins” we are celebrating as we close out 2021. STATE In 2021, North Carolina […]

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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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