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Mapping pressure points of caregiving with NAC

At Adira, one of the best things about 2020 was the many new people and organizations we met. This collaboration helps us connect with more people impacted by ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, MS and Parkinson’s, and makes our…


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Stories of impact: Fast-track COVID-19 grants

We’ve rounded up some stories highlighting the important work of grantees from our first round of Pervasive Needs grants: Adira’s Fast-Track Response to COVID-19. As 2020 wraps up, we are highlighting the people and organizations…


Power in shared experience: Cheryl Sullivan Staveley

When I was asked to be on Adira’s board of directors at its inception in 2019, the idea of starting out fresh with a brand-new nonprofit foundation was enticing and challenging at the same time. The name Adira means “strong, noble and…


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Meet Joe Sparkman: A StoryCorps conversation

Joe Sparkman is part of our series of conversations produced in partnership with StoryCorps to help change the narrative around neurodegenerative disease.  Julián Esteban Torres interviewed his friend Melvin "Joe" Sparkman about living with…