Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter: integral to our mission, critical to our work and vital to the people we serve.
We offer resources to help all those affected by the disease, and we partner with businesses, places of worship and community organizations to provide information and programing to underserved communities. If you are interested in learning more, contact our free 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 24/7 Helpline
(1.800.272.3900) is available any time, day or night, to answer questions, offer support and connect you to local resources.
Care and Support Programs
- Receive help in your preferred language through our bilingual staff or translation service, which accommodates more than 200 languages.
- Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator.
Learn about local caregiver support groups and education programs in your area by visiting alz.org/Indiana/programs
. We are pleased to offer ASL interpretation
for any of our education programs upon request. Please email email@example.com
for more information or to submit your request. The Alzheimer's Association also offers free online programs - available whenever you need them – at alz.org/training
The Alzheimer's Association has translated its most popular and unique online resources and tools, available in 16 languages at: alz.org/global
Nuestra página web en español: alz.org/espanol
Nuestra línea de ayuda (800.272.3900) es un recurso gratuito y confidencial para preguntar acerca de la enfermedad del Alzheimer y la demencia, incluyendo problemas de seguridad relacionados, decisiones legales, financieras y de cuidado y opciones de tratamiento para controlar los síntomas. Entendemos que no es fácil tomar un teléfono para pedir ayuda, pero hablarás con personas muy competentes, compasivas y sobre todo atentas y que quieren lo mejor para ti.
Esta ayuda está disponible a través de nuestro equipo bilingüe o servicio de traducción, que tiene capacidad para más de 200 idiomas.
Alzheimer’s Association ofrece programas gratuitos en línea. ¡Están listos cuando los necesites en training.alz.org/espanol
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The impact of dementia
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|Black and African Americans
Older Black Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as older whites, and less likely to receive a diagnosis. Learn about what the Alzheimer’s Association is doing to address disparities and provide care and support to African Americans affected by the disease.
|Hispanic and Latino Americans
Older Hispanic and Latino Americans are about one and a half times as likely to develop Alzheimer’s as older whites. Get more information about the impact, our resources and partnerships.
The LGBTQ community may face particular challenges related to Alzheimer's and dementia, including finding inclusive and welcoming health care providers. Learn more about these issues and the resources available.
Diversity in research
Despite being disproportionately impacted by the disease, non-white Americans are underrepresented in Alzheimer’s and dementia research. A history of exclusion from medical trials and discrimination from the medical establishment contribute to high levels of mistrust.
Without appropriate participation by Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native Americans in Alzheimer’s clinical trials and research, it is impossible to get a complete understanding of how racial and ethnic differences may affect the efficacy and safety of potential new treatments.
The Alzheimer’s Association is engaging with community partners and community educators to reach out to underserved communities to help restore trust and recruit more diverse research participants. This includes the Greater Indiana Chapter’s partnership with the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
at Indiana University School of Medicine and a $125,000 Diversity Recruitment Supplement to the LEADS Study at Indiana University School of Medicine
, which is looking at younger-onset Alzheimer’s.
We also offer a free, easy-to-use service called TrialMatch
that connects individuals living with Alzheimer's, caregivers, and healthy volunteers to clinical trials.
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