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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 price@alznyc.org or 646-744-2922.
 

On this page: Support Groups | Walk to End Alzheimer's | Community Events | Publications | Volunteer | Health Fairs

Support Groups


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
Manhattan Queens

Abyssinian Baptist Church

Harlem Hospital

Alpha Phi Alpha Senior
Citizens Center

 
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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Community Events


Brain Awareness Summit

A free health event for professionals, family caregivers and seniors.

Learn more

 

Photos from our 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration
"African American Male Caregivers"

Health Fairs


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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Volunteer Opportunites


Speakers Bureau
Outreach Volunteers
Support Group Leaders

 

Publications


Sign up for our Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter quarterly newsletter

 

Join or start a team today.

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