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Welcome to the Alzheimer’s Association
Delaware Valley Chapter’s Diversity Outreach Program! 

The Alzheimer's Association seeks to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and the communities in which they live.  Diversity is an imperative and integral part of our mission at the Delaware Valley Chapter.

Established in 1992, the Diversity Outreach Program cultivates relationships in diverse communities to educate families about Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, and to make Chapter services and programs more accessible to them.

The Alzheimer’s Association welcomes and is supportive of all persons regardless of age, race, gender identity, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, physical ability or religion.

With the support of our National Office, advisory committees and volunteers, the Delaware Valley Chapter has developed educational and outreach website resources that are available in English and in a variety of languages for various ethnic and cultural groups, including:

African - American, Latino - Hispanic, Asian, LGBT, Faith-based communities and the Global Voice on Dementia

For information on up coming Alzheimer's Forums click the links below:

Latino Forum, Seaford, DE
April 26, 2014

Asian Forum, Philadelphia, PA
May, 13, 2014

Latino Forum, Reading, PA
May 28, 2014

 If you need more information or have questions on any of the forums,
or to register, please call our 24/7 Helpline:  800.272.3900

African-American
Communities

Members of the
African and Afri
communites face
additional problems
due to cultural
differences and
language barriers.
We can help you! 

A silent epidemic:
African Americans
are about two times
more likely than
white Americans
to have Alzheimer's
and other dementias.

Get info on
warning signs
and the importance
of early detection.

Email
Afri Outreach
Coordinator
Fredericka Waugh,
or call 800-272-3900

 

 

 

Latino - Hispanic
Communities

Most Latino outreach
activities
take place
in Philadelphia, Wilmington
 
and Camden. With
the increasing number
of
Hispanics/Latinos,
our chapter plays an
important role
in support
of the community.

Get Educated.

Our resources and
brochures in Spanish will
help Hispanic/Latino
families understand 
and adapt to the
challenges of the disease.  

Visit Español Home 

Email
Hispanic/Latino
Outreach Coordinator
Sorida Lopez,
or call 800-272-3900

 

 

 

 

 

Asian
Communities

Although all Asian
cultures have some
shared values and beliefs,
we recognise that each 
has an unique signature,
making this community
as a whole more diverse.

Asians and
Pacific Islanders (APIs) 
originate from as many as 
50 nations and speak
more than 100 different
dialects and languages.
We  provide  24/7 interpretation
for more than 170  languages
including
Chinese, Korean,
Japanese and Vietnamese.
Call our Helpline at
800-272-3900.

  Learn more about
caregiving tips
and identify resources.

- Chinese
- Japanese
- Korean
- Vietnamese

Email
Asian Outreach
Specialist
Tri Nguyen,
or call 800-272-3900

 

Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual,
Transgender
(LGBT)
Communities

 Our LGBT  Outreach Program
 is developing tools
and specific services
to help LGBT communities
find the right care and
support options.
We can help you!

As a caregiver of 
an LGBT Alzheimer's
patient, you  may
have
additional considerations or
concerns. To help with the
unique challenges you face,
our 24/7 Helpline 800-272-3900
will provide you
with assistance,
information,
and resources.

Connect to
LGBT-friendly
services
such as
health care
providers, in-home
assistance, adult day
programs, visiting
nurses and LGBT
support programs.


For more LGBT-friendly info in the
Delaware Valley region,
email Raul Mux,
Associate Director
Diversity
, or call
800-272-3900.

 

Faith-based
Communities

Our Faith Community
Outreach Program
can help clergy and lay leaders
provide support and resources to your
faith community. Learn how
your community can take action!


Join the
Alzheimer's Early
Detection Alliance
(AEDA)
to educate your church
members about the
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.
 Learn how to encourage
those who need help
to seek a physician.

Become a MEMBER
of the AEDA
. You will
ensure that the members
of your community will
be educated on the
importance of early
detection of
Alzheimer's disease.  
Join as a CHAMPION
church, and pledge to
educate both your
congregation and your
local community about the
10 Warning Signs
of Alzheimer's
,
the importance of early
detection, and the
resources available.

Email AEDA contact
Rev. Barbara Jones,
Faith Community
Outreach Coordinator
,
or call
215.561.2919 ext. 361.


The Global Voice 
on Dementia


International assistance is available
for your Country using the
Global Alzheimer's Association list:

Search the Global list now!


Alzheimer's Disease International
(ADI)
The international federation
of Alzheimer's associations
around the world
in official relations with
The World Health Organization
may be...

found on the Web...

...and here on Facebook.

Alzheimer's associations
bring people with
Alzheimer's disease
and other dementias,
their carers and
family members,
health and social
care professionals,
researchers, scientists and
politicians together through
shared concern
for people with dementia.

 

 

 

 

Alzheimer's Forums . . . A Specialized Approach to Education
For more information on each of the forums, or to register, call our 24/7 Helpline:  800.272.3900

 

 


 

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