Greensboro, NC – December 3, 2018:  The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is expanding its team of volunteers to serve individuals and families in the Triad region.

Alzheimer’s Association Community Educators (ACE) are public speakers, teachers, and key volunteers on the Western Carolina Chapter team. They raise awareness, teach dementia specific education workshops and connect attendees to chapter services. ACEs work in their professional, civic, and personal spaces to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and are empowered to identify gaps, areas of need, and areas of interest and fill those through education.

“ACE volunteers play a vital role in making a difference in our communities,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “Our dedicated volunteers are invaluable and integral to furthering our mission and to impacting the lives of caregivers and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.”

For more information about joining the ACE Team, view our online volunteer information, email infonc@alz.org, or call 336-814-3720.

 

Additional Facts and Figures: (http://www.alz.org/facts/)

  • One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
  • An estimated 5.7 million Americans, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.
  • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
  • African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
  • Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

About the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 central and western North Carolina counties that serves over 110,000 people currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 330,000 caregivers in these counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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