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Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease, and 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease.
In North Carolina, more than 170,000 are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 473,000 family and friends are providing care.
Serving 49 central and western counties in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter is here to help. We provide education and support to all those facing Alzheimer’s and other dementias throughout our community, including those living with the disease, caregivers, health care professionals and families. We are also committed to advocating for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s disease and advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
The world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 13 locations in our chapter footprint.
Learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s globally and locally for you and those you support and serve. Learn or refresh caregiving practices. Discover new resources. Connect with others.
The Western Carolina Chapter believes that knowledge is power. Your community can learn about the signs, symptoms, causes, treatment and care strategies as well as local resources and support for people living with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease or dementia and their care partners. Help us expand the reach of our community education by hosting one of our core presentations.
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No one should face Alzheimer's alone. We offer support groups throughout western and central North Carolina.
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