Brazilian health team coming to North Carolina

ALZ NC Logo_final2 With NameRotary District 7710, in collaboration with Alzheimers North Carolina, will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Vocational Training Team from Brazil, November 1-15, 2014. The 15-member team, consisting of 13 Healthcare Professionals and 2 politicians from the Assis region in Brazil, will spend two weeks primarily in the Raleigh/Durham area, learning about Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and care provided from a multi-disciplinary approach.

The team will tour Duke University’s Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, UNC- Memory Disorder Program in Chapel Hills, UNC-Wilmington and the Memory Assessment Research Services Clinic in Wilmington, assisted living facilities and day care programs. A welcome dinner on Wednesday, November 5 will be hosted by Rotary at the NC State University Club.

Alzheimers North Carolina will provide training in facilitating support groups and working with dementia caregivers, progress in Alzheimer’s research, and health care industry approaches to dementia specific care.

The Brazilians will take part in the AlzNC annual Candlelight Reflections Ceremony on Thursday, November 6 at the Waterfall by Dorton Arena, be introduced to hockey with a Carolina Hurricanes game on Thursday, November 13, and meet with members of state government.

Grants funded by Rotary International and the two host districts, 7710 in Raleigh -Durham and 4510 in Brazil made this educational exchange possible.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels.

Alzheimers North Carolina has been the voice of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in North Carolina for 34 years providing assistance to individuals diagnosed with dementia and those caring for them through educational programs, special training, support groups, counseling, respite care, advocacy and research funding for a cause, prevention, treatment and cure. For assistance or to learn more about dementia and the history of Alzheimers North Carolina (AlzNC), call 919-832-3732 or go online at

For more information about the vocational training team visit, please contact- Lynne Carpenter- District Vocational Training Team Chair, Zebulon Rotary Club- 919-215-2331 919-872-7999 Professional Healthcare OR Alice Watkins, Executive Director for Alzheimers North Carolina at 919-832-3732.