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African-American Outreach
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African-Americans…

  • Two times more likely than white Americans to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • Less likely than white Americans to have a diagnosis.
  • Typically diagnosed in the later stages (more cognitively and physically impaired) and need more medical care.

Alzheimer’s disease…

  • Alzheimer's is not just a disease of old age - younger-onset affects people in their 40s and 50s.
  • 1 in 3 Americans over the age of 85 has Alzheimer’s.
  • 1 in 6 American women over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s.
  • 1 in 11 American men over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s.
  • It is the sixth-leading cause of death in America.

We are seeking to form relationships with faith-based, service, networking, organizations, and other community groups serving African-Americans.

We would like to present education programs (Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters and The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease) - providing essential information to individuals and families. 

If your community group is interested in partnering with us to educate African-Americans about their increased risk of Alzheimer’s, please contact us at 800.272.3900. 

alz.org/africanamerican
 


 

 

 


 

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