We have some exciting news to share…
Alzheimer’s North Carolina is now Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, a name that more accurately communicates our mission, our vision and our unique role at the intersection of local support, education and research for all types of dementia.
We believe that everyone impacted by dementia deserves access to resources that deliver hope and quality of life until there is world without dementia. That’s why our primary goal is to improve the lives of caregivers, people living with dementia and others in North Carolina impacted by all types of dementia, including but not limited to Alzheimer’s.
While our name has changed, our commitment to providing local dementia support, education and research funding remains as strong as ever. Our name change will eliminate confusion that we are affiliated with the national Alzheimer’s Association or that we are one in the same. We fully support the efforts of the Association. However, we are two separate organizations and our focus is solely on North Carolina.
The medical industry is working hard to educate the public on all types of dementia and move away from using Alzheimer’s as the flagship term for memory loss. Our name change communicates that we are in support of this movement and that we’re in it for the long haul.