Virtual Town Hall to address impact of COVID-19 on African Americans living with Alzheimer's - June 27
Studies continue to show that African Americans are at a much higher risk for Alzheimer's and other dementia than other groups. Along with the impact of Alzheimer's on the African American community, the number of caregiving challenges also grows, notably during the current pandemic.
To help address these issues facing African Americans, the Alzhemer's Association and The Center for Closing the Health Gap will present a COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall for the Black Community on Saturday, June 27 from 4-5 p.m. The theme of the program is: "The Impact of COVID-19 on Alzheimer's and Dementia."
"We are very pleased to be collaborating with The Center for Closing the Health Gap on this special program. This is a valuable educational opportunity for our community and we hope many will take advantage by joining us online," said E. Selean Holmes, Multicultural Outreach Manager for the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Guest speakers will include:
* Orson J. Austin, MD, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Austin will speak about COVID-19 and its impact on nursing homes and other care facilities.
* Trey Addison, State Public Policy Director for the Alzheimer's Association in Ohio, will give an overview of the state's response to the pandemic.
* Anisa Shomo, MD, Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, will speak about caregiving issues and offer guidance for dementia caregivers.
* Keith Mitchell, member of the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Cincinnati Chapter Board of Directors, will address the need for greater community mobilization in support of the Alzheimer's cause.
To join the Virtual Town Hall on Saturday, June 27 at 4 p.m., visit: covid19communityresources.com. The Town Hall will be available through Zoom and FBLive@CloseHealthGap.
For more information on the Virtual Town Hall or Association programs, contact Ms. Holmes at email@example.com.
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