Meet our New Board Members!

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina Welcomes Our New Board Members  Dementia Alliance of North Carolina is pleased to announce the addition of four new members to our Board of Directors. Each of them brings a unique blend of skills, experience, and passion that will undoubtedly enrich our mission and propel us forward in our efforts…

Hearing Health is Cognitive Health

by Dr. Kathleen Coates, Au.D., CCC-A, F-AAA There has been a great deal of research from 2015 to 2023 dedicated to investigating how hearing loss is connected with cognitive decline (dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc). Though some of my patients have told me that the results of this past research has caused them some nervousness, the newest research…

Inaugural Ambassador Program Launch

By Lisa Levine On May 23-24, 2023, Dementia Alliance of NC launched our Inaugural Ambassador Program hosted by the Senior Enrichment Center in Moore County, NC. In this first cohort, 9 attendees, representing 3 counties, included volunteers and senior service providers who wanted more education and support for their communities. The launch included in-depth training…

Music is medicine, music is joy

by Dementia Alliance of NC Herlene is a remarkable woman from Harnett County who recently celebrated her 91st birthday. Herlene lives with dementia and her devoted daughter, Fatine, cares for her at home. Herlene is a devout fan of gospel music and court show TV. Recently, her cherished CD player broke leaving her without the comforting…

How Caregiving Effects Millennial Caregivers

by Dementia Alliance of NC At Dementia Alliance of NC, we know by the increasing number of requests for our services that the number of caregivers in North Carolina is rising rapidly. We are also seeing more requests from a younger and more diverse populations as increasing numbers of Gen Z and millennials like Porche…

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina’s Lina Mae Edwards Young Investigator Research Grant Announced!

Dementia Alliance of North Carolina’s Lina Mae Edwards Young Investigator Research Grant Announced! Dr. Giulia Fragola, Research Associate in Dr. Todd Cohen’s lab in the UNC Department of Neurology, has been awarded $100,000 for the 2022 Lina Mae Edwards Young Investigator Award by Dementia Alliance of North Carolina for her project entitled “Tau depletion via…

Embracing My Caregiving Role:

Navigating My Mom’s Dementia By Felicia Coleman I’m a firm believer that anything you go through in life, good or bad, there is a lesson to be learned. It is either for our own elevation or to motivate and uplift someone else. I often contemplate how one such lesson presented itself, albeit devastating, it also…

Navigating Family Dynamics

Navigating a dementia diagnosis can bring families together if they work toward a common set of goals. Or it can create more stress than is already present if families are at odds with how care is provided. Remember, Mom or Dad put the family first for years, so the goal is to make THEM the…