Walking to Make a Difference

Walking to Make a Difference By Christi Griffin Well, where do I begin? The hard journey of dementia began for my family in 2007. My mama discovered she was in the beginning stages of dementia, just a few months away from retirement. It was a difficult diagnosis for my family to accept. We felt so…

What can telehealth do for you?

What Can Telehealth Do For You? Submitted by Cornelia M. Poer, MSW, LCSW Duke Geriatric Evaluation and Treatment Clinic COVID-19 has changed a lot in the world in a very short period of time.  The changes seem to be happening so quickly that it is hard to keep up with them.  In an effort to…

What do I do now?

by Lisa Levine Whether you are looking for activities, things to do, or how to engage your loved one with dementia, staying both busy and purposeful is important for all of us. All humans need a purpose, need to help others, and need to be engaged with the world around them. Having dementia makes that…

Story of Courage and Hope

Courage to Adapt By Sally Branson I just wanted to communicate how much Dementia Alliance means to me and our family. With Brian having Alzheimer’s and/or FTD at the age of 51 and now he is 54,  we have seen a lot of changes in him pretty rapidly.  I have twin boys that are 16…

Keeping in touch with loved ones

Keeping in touch with your loved one who lives in a Care Community Shared with permission from Spring Arbor Wilson Social distancing and not visiting your loved one living in a Care Community can be extremely difficult. Some family members are used to visiting their loved ones every day. They were often the primary caregiver…

Join Our Virtual Thank You

Butterflies are powerful representations of life. Around the world, in many cultures and faiths, the butterfly represents endurance, change, hope, and life.   Direct care workers—formally classified as personal care aides, home health aides, and nursing assistants, but known in the field by a much broader array of job titles—provide assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) and…

Remain Calm and Make a Plan

Remain Calm and Make a Plan As the outbreak of Covid19 grows in communities across our country, it is imperative that we all remain calm, make informed preparations, and adjust short range plans to protect the health of our families and those we care for. As an organization constantly focused on the well-being of people…

COVID19 Response: Heather Hooper, Executive Director

Update as of 3/12/2020: After an in-depth thoughts and discussion with Dementia Alliance of North Carolina leadership and in an effort to support ongoing efforts to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone ALL March trainings and workshops.  Alternate dates will be communicated as they become available.  We have…