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Maya Angelou on Alzheimer's disease

African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than caucasians, and less likely to receive a diagnosis. You can learn more about Alzheimer's disease and African Americans in our annual facts and figures report at alz.org/facts.

The Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association® offers support groups and educational forums tailored to the African American community. Under advisement from our volunteer Black Alzheimer's Association Advisory Council (BAAC), we aim to empower the community with information and resources.

African American Support Groups

Oakland
Lunch and Learn (Potluck) for African American Caregivers
1st Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Date subject to change, please call to confirm 
North Oakland Senior Center
5714 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Info: Heather Gray, 800.272.3900

African American Caregiver and Wellness Forum
Held annually in the San Francisco Bay Area, the African American Caregiving & Wellness Forum is a free educational event. Attendees learn why African Americans are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, ways to reduce risk, and the latest caregiving techniques and Alzheimer's research findings. 

For more information about programs tailored to the African American community, contact Edie Yau at eyau@alz.org or 408.372.911

Don’t Forget to Visit our Events Page

You can find all of our chapter’s events, classes, support groups and conferences by going to our Events page and using the search feature. Or, call our 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900. We look forward to connecting with you.