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MemoryCare has received an anonymous grant that will match all new and increased giving through June 30th up to $50,000! Last year MemoryCare served over 1,000 families from 22 counties in WNC.  Give now to have your donation doubled and help us reach this goal.  You can click the “donate” button at the bottom of the page or send a check to: MemoryCare, 100 Far Horizons Ln, Asheville, NC 28803

 

Americans are living longer than ever before.

While this is wonderful in many ways, one of the challenges we now face is that more of us are developing memory impairments.

For some, it arrives before age 65. For most, it comes much later; memory impairment affects close to half of Americans over 85. Alzheimer’s disease, the most well-known condition in the family of memory disorders, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers of Disease Control. Regardless of its severity or the form it takes, memory impairment is one of the most common reasons for dependency in later life.

“Until there is a cure there is MemoryCare,” says Dr. Margaret Noel, founder and Director Emerita of MemoryCare.

MemoryCare is here to provide older adults with cognitive disorders and their caregivers with the medical care, support and counseling they need to live as fully as possible.

Located in Asheville, N.C., MemoryCare is a non-profit charitable organization recognized for its pioneering work in community-based care of memory-impaired individuals. For most patients and families, this is what they want: to stay home as long as possible. It is our job to make that possible. Our approach, which has received national recognition for innovation, focuses on the caregivers as well as the patients. Through programs like MemoryCare’s Caregiver College, caregivers receive the physical and psychological resources they need.

Cognitive disorders are often described as “the long good-bye.”

With MemoryCare, that time together can be punctuated with moments of laughter and joy.