HEALTH & WELLNESS

Alzheimer’s Association Virtual African American Free Forum

The Alzheimer’s Association has long valued and is fully committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, ensuring that it is one of the six pillars of their strategic plan. They serve all communities in programs, science, advocacy, development and awareness and their vision is a world without

Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

The association believes that we must create a society in which people feel safe, cared for and valued. Discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. 50% of African Americans reported discrimination when seeking care and they are twice as likely to have this disease more than any other group.

A virtual African American caregiver forum: Empowering African Americans in Navigating Dementia Care will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 5pm by Zoom. Register for this free event by calling 1.800.272.3900. Learn how to get an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, the ten warning signs and the difference between Medicare and Medicaid benefits when considering home care options and long-term care needs.

 Kimya Moyo, Health Liaison

 

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