Virtual Summit for caregivers seeking resources, respite, and resolution

Presented by Dementia Alliance of North Carolina, Transitions LifeCare, Transitions GuidingLights, and Alzheimer’s Association. Like so many other conferences and events these days, the annual Caregivers Summit will move from multiple in-person events to one virtual event, scheduled for October 22, 2020. “For more than 10 years, the Caregivers Summit has been an in-person event where…

2020 Research Grant Recipients

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina is pleased to announce two winners of the 2020 Lina Mae Edwards Young Investigator Research Grants.  The grantees, from Duke University and Wake Forest University, will both receive $100,000 over the next two years. The purpose of Dementia Alliance’s research program is to address important issues ranging across a broad…

The Changing Face of Grief and Loss

The Changing Face of Grief and Loss in a Time of a Global Health Crisis By Ashleigh Abercrombie, LCSW Account Liaison, Heartland Hospice Grief and loss are present for most of us regularly, ranging from the loss of a loved one through death to losing our job or even the loss associated with a child…

Medication Management

Medication Management by Latoya Galberth Recently at Galberth Health we’ve had an influx of occupational therapy inquiries from caregivers and family members wanting to know how to increase medication compliance for their loved one. We know that managing medication, and doing so accurately, is just as important as maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen.…

True Unequivocal Love

True Unequivocal Love By Skylar Edwards My grandparents were both strong-willed, young adults, who fell in love in the aftermath of WWII. My grandfather was a talented carpenter and electrician, who served his country in the South Pacific on the USS APA 168 Gage. He returned from the navy and met my grandmother who worked…

I’m Proud of Her Journey

I’m Proud of Her Journey by Tim Murray My mother Emily Marie Doyle was born on June 29th, 1935 in the Bronx New York. My mother’s parents were John and Marie Krejci (100% Czechoslovakian). My Mom was an only child growing up on Kings Street in Greenwich Village, New Your City. My Grandfather John and…

In Memory of Mary Hansen

In Memory of Mary Hansen by Susan Robson My mom had such a kind heart. She was so creative and gifted in many things, although she did not ever acknowledge her gifts. She had taken several candy making classes long ago. Then at Christmas time, she would create these enormous trays of assorted chocolates, caramels,…

My Journey with Alzheimer’s

My Journey with Alzheimer’s   My Name is Gary Fuquay.  My Mother was Proud, private, loving, extremely devoted Christian. A wonderful Mother. I have 3 siblings, all living in NC. My father died of cancer 10 years before Mom show signs of dementia.  It was a short timeframe between diagnosis and his passing.  12 days. …