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Diversity is Imperative and Integral to Our Mission

At the Alzheimer's Association, diversity is imperative and integral to our mission. It is vital to what we do, and is a promise we make to those we serve. Our team of dedicated professionals understands that valuing diversity and inclusiveness is critical to the success of our mission.

We seek to be inclusive of the millions of people currently affected by Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the communities in which they live.

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

As the American population ages and becomes increasingly more diverse, the Alzheimer's Association will expand its mission activities to remain inclusive and meet the demand for culturally and linguistically sensitive information and increased awareness to persons living with the disease.

The Alzheimer's Association will continue to cultivate relationships within diverse communities, by sharing our time, talent, resources and exchanging ideas. As such, our diversity and inclusiveness charter will help us to fulfill our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease.

The Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter has developed educational and outreach resources that are available for various ethnic and cultural groups.  Our National Office, has resources that are available in English and in a variety of languages for various ethnic and cultural groups – visit http://www.alz.org/diversity/overview.asp.

     

African-American Outreach

Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer's, believing that these symptoms are a normal part of aging.

This is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning.

By working together, we hope to reduce the risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer's disease among African-Americans. Sign up for our e-newsletter and get the latest info on treatments, research and care.

Latino Outreach

La perdida de memoria y confusión no son parte normal del envejecimiento.  De hecho, la perdidad de memoria que afecta la vida diaria puede ser una señal de una enfermedad grave como el Alzheimer.  El riesgo de desarrollar el Alzheimer en los latinos es 1,5 veces mayor que en los blancos no latinos.

Para asistir a nuestro grupo de apoyo en Español en nuestra oficina Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter porfavor de llamar a Pablo Panta al 1-800-272-3900.

LGBT Outreach

Our LGBT Outreach Program is developing tools and specific services to help LGBT communities find the right care and support options for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias - 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, we will provide you with assistance, information and resources.

We can help you connect to LGBT-friendly services such as health care providers, in home assistance, adult day programs, visiting nurses and other LGBT support programs.

We're here for you all day, every day: 
1.800.272.3900


A World Without Alzheimer's

Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's Disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are here to help.

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For more information call our 24/7 Helpline:  800.272.3900


 

Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.