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WEST END — The Family Support and Community Collaboration Programs are funded by Sandhills Center and conducted through a contract with North Carolina Families United. The programs support families of children with emotional, learning, and behavioral challenges.  

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Dementia Capable Action Team is hosting its inaugural Dementia Friendly Celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12 , from 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m at Richmond County Community College, Cole Auditorium located at 1042 West Hamlet Ave. in Hamlet. 

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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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