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Monday, 21 October 2019 15:13

Richmond County Alzheimer's Walk raises $10K

HAMLET — A walk to raise money for Alzheimer’s awareness and to assist families dealing with the disease surpassed its fundraising goal this weekend.

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PINEHURST — According to the World Health Organization and Alzheimer’s Association, dementia is a public health priority. Presently, there are 50 million people worldwide with dementia, and these numbers are set to triple by the year 2050 to 152 million.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Aging Services is looking to make more residents “dementia friendly.”

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HAMLET — The Dixon family is all too familiar with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.

Their patriarch, 81-year-old Hayden Dixon, was first diagnosed in 2011 at the age of 74.

His son Darin said the experience is like a rollercoaster.

“(There are) some good days, some not-so-good days,” he said. “We never say ‘bad.’”

Darin Dixon said the disease has progressed more in the past year and his father is now in stage six of seven and is under total care 24-7.

About 40 members of the family, with purple T-shirts denoting them as the Dixon Ramblers, joined with more than 100 others others Saturday for the inaugural Alzheimer’s Walk Fundraiser, sponsored by the Richmond County Dementia Capable Action Team, at Cole Auditorium Saturday morning.

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