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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 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 Brooklyn

Abyssinian Baptist Church

Harlem Hospital

Alpha Phi Alpha Senior
Citizens Center

The Brooklyn support group
St. Therese of Lisieux R. Church

For more information about these support groups, please click here.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

October 18
Riverside Park
October 4
Coney Island Boardwalk
September 20
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Staten Island
September 27
South Beach
Join the Harlem Supporters Team or start your own team.

Community Events

The first Annual Harlem Support Group Members Dinner

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

revisit our health fair listings in the Summer of 2015

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Volunteer Opportunites

Speakers Bureau
Outreach Volunteers
Support Group Leaders


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