- Alzheimer's Disease and Minority Communities
- Mosaic Advisory Council
- Annual Black History Month Program
- Multicultural Web site Portals
- Promotional Spot for Alzheimer's Association
The Multicultural Outreach program at the Alzheimer's Association strives to raise awareness and connect African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino families to educational programs and supportive services for those affected by Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Did you know that age is the greatest risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease? There are 2.7 million African-Americans age 65 and over in this country and by the year 2050, it is projected that this number will increase to 8.6 million. The life expectancy of Hispanics will increase to age 87 by 2050, surpassing all other ethnic groups in the United States. Studies have shown that Blacks/African-Americans are two times more likely, and Hispanics/Latinos are one and a half times more likely, to develop Alzheimer's disease compared to Whites/Caucasions.
Did you know high blood pressure and high cholesterol occur more frequently in African-Americans? Vascular diseases disproportionately affect African-Americans and therefore increase their rate for developing Alzheimer's disease. Hispanics also have high rates of vascular disease, which put them at greater risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Due to disparities in health coverage, both the African-American and Hispanic communities are less likely to receive medical services needed to monitor and control vascular conditions that may lead to Alzheimer's Disease.
We can work together to bring about awareness and understanding of Alzheimer's disease not only in the African-American/Black and Hispanic/Latino communities but in all ethnic minority communities.
If you are interested in having a Community Education program about Alzheimer's disease/dementia at your church, senior center or another organization in the Greater Cincinnati area, please contact Jill Gorley, LSW at the Alzheimer's Association at 513-721-4284, ext. 114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mosaic Advisory Council at the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati helps conduct outreach to raise awareness and increase understanding of Alzheimer's disease/dementia in all minority communities.
The Alzheimer's Association staff and volunteer members of the Mosaic Council provide culturally competent literature and community education programs at churches, senior centers, health fairs and other locations. Call 513.721.4284 for more information.
The Alzheimer's Association, the American Diabetes Association and UC Health invite you to attend a special Black History Month presentation for African-American seniors. This program will address topics such as living healthy, home safety, safe driving, wandering prevention, Medicare fraud, elder abuse, crime prevention and disaster preparedness. A "Healthy Cooking Demo and Sampling" is sponsored by Kroger.
Where: Evanston Recreation Center, 3204 Woodburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45207
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Time: Program: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration and exhibits open at 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required.
Contact: To sign up for this program, click here for a registration form or call the Cincinnai office at 1-800-272-3900.
Various programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association are funded in part by the Ohio Department of Aging through the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio and the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.