Calls from the Alzheimer’s Hotline: An Interview with Dee Dee Harris

“I need a break,” the woman said when Dee Dee Harris picked up the phone. The woman was calling from a rural county in eastern North Carolina.

“Tell me what’s going on,” Harris, who has been answering the Alzheimer’s NC Hotline for 18 years, said.

It was one of the 600+ calls per year that Alzheimer’s North Carolina receives from across the state. Additionally, Harris and her team run support groups, lead an annual walk for Alzheimer’s, and organize and staff conferences. Harris has been working with the elderly for 28 years.

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