Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts — November 2017, Black Mountain News

Heather Bauer and Cathy Hebert weigh in on living well with dementia and how life after the diagnosis does not have to mean “doom and gloom”. The showing of Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts at the Lakeview Center for Active Aging includes panelists living with dementia, as well as local clinicians and support providers. We want to expand on the video’s points about the nation’s health crisis by raising awareness about the disease and focusing on the importance of quality of life, well-being and expanding our dementia friendly community. Facebook users can view the panel discussion online. (Click Here)

Language IS important…Tips for gently countering dementia stigma in the era of President Trump —  October 2017

Our Steering Team members respond to the recent national attention to Adult Day Services and the tweet exchanges that compare the White House administration to an Adult Day Center.  In our mission to reduce stigma with any form of dementia, we ask that you read these tips and practice sharing these responses for advocacy.

 

Dad: Foreman of our Family, Architect of Dreams — June 2017, WNC Woman

Steering committee member, Mel Kelley shares her memories of her father and dementia.

 

Advocates aid in chronic disease awareness — May 2017, MountainXPress

A review of community resources and programs that support the people of WNC as they navigate living with chronic conditions and aging.

 

Life Shouldn’t End When Dementia Begins — May 2016, Citizen-Times

What if we could keep the doors of the world open to those living with dementia and their families here in Western North Carolina? Steering committee member, Nancy Smith-Hunnicutt gives an introduction to our grass roots organization.