Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a degenerative neurological disease of the brain. That is why early detection is so critical. Because African Americans in the United States have higher rates of vascular disease, they also may be at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s. According to a growing body of evidence, risk factors for vascular disease—including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol—may also be risk factors for Alzheimer’s and stroke related-dementia. Learn more: Be Heart Smart and Adopt a Brain Healthy Diet. For more information about our free programs and services contact Paula Rice, Manager African American Outreach at email@example.com or 646-744-2922.
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If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and feel isolated and overwhelmed, you may benefit from a support group
The Support Group will provide you with: • Education • Informal sharing and Coping • Learning and supportive listening • Resources available in the community
Abyssinian Baptist Church
Alpha Phi Alpha Senior
For more information about these support groups, please click here.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease
Manhattan October 19 Riverside Park
Brooklyn September 21 Coney Island Boardwalk Queens September 28 Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Join the Harlem Supporters Team or start your own team.
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Brain Awareness Summit
A free health event for professionals, family caregivers and seniors.
Photos from our 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration
"African American Male Caregivers"
Come visit our table at the following health fair locations. Learn more about our programs and services and receive free giveaways.
Upcoming health fairs
Bronx - May 16, 2014 JASA Co-Op City health fair Dreiser Loop Auditorium Queens - May 18, 2014 St. Vincent DePaul Church health fair 171-17 110th Avenue Jamaica New York Manhattan - May 31, 2014 Association of Black Social Workers (ABSW) health fair Jackie Robinson Park 145th & Bradhurst New York, NY
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Speakers Bureau Outreach Volunteers Support Group Leaders
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