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On behalf of the Alzheimer's Association's Board of Directors, our entire staff, and the Alzheimer's community here in North Carolina, we want to extend holiday wishes to you. All of us will celebrate the season with the comforting knowledge of your goodwill during this past year. We wish to thank each and every one of you for all you have done to help us as we work toward our mission: To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

Below are just a few of the many ways you have helped propel our mission in 2019:

Research - We have awarded over $435 million to more than 2,900 projects over the life of our grants program.

Information & Referral - More than 3,000 North Carolinians throughout central and western North Carolina utilized the 24/7 Helpline service and education programs.

Education & Training - Conducted more than 500 caregiver classes, workshops and conferences during the year serving 6,000 individuals.

Support Groups - Hosted 45 support groups throughout our footprint with over 750 participants for caregivers and people living with a dementia diagnosis.

Advocacy - Helped secure a historic $425 million increase for Alzheimer’s disease research, bringing federal funding at the National Institutes of Health to nearly $2.3 billion.
Thank you for all you have done to support our efforts this year, and we look forward to making even more of a difference together in 2020.
With gratitude and warm wishes this holiday season,

Katherine L. Lambert, CEO
Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter

P.S. We know that the holidays are often filled with opportunities for togetherness, sharing, laughter and memories. But they can also bring stress, disappointment and sadness. A person living with Alzheimer’s may feel a special sense of loss during the holidays because of the changes he or she has experienced. At the same time, caregivers may feel overwhelmed maintaining traditions while providing care. With that in mind, here are some tips and information on navigating the holidays and Alzheimer's. And as always, our dementia care experts are available to you 24/7 at 800.272.3900.

Holiday wishes from our families to yours.