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Members of the African American and Afri communities face additional problems due to cultural differences and language barriers:- we can help you!

To learn more, Email our Associate Director Diversity & Inclusion
 
Fredericka Waugh
or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Afri Forum:
Alzheimer's and the Black Community
The date and details of future forums will be announced when scheduled.

A factsheet entitled Race, Ethnicity, and Alzheimer’s Disease, highlights the disproportionate impact race and ethnicity can have on the risk of both developing and being diagnosed for the disease and other dementias in the African-American community.  To read this important factsheet, follow this link.  An additional factor is that African American and other women of color make up a large percentage of the caregivers as well as those people with the disease - see this Fact Sheet on Women.

Read this important information on how to recognize the 10 warning signs and why early detection is so vital.

Among the resources to help individuals living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders is a special program called the REC Center. This program provides unique opportunities for social engagement, education, recreation and counseling. These facilities and the programs many features are described in detail in our Early Stage webpage.  We are seeking to increase enrollment and participation to this program from members of our community. For more information, please use the link provided to the Early Stage webpage.


 

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