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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. Find key facts here. You can learn more about Alzheimer's disease and African Americans in our annual facts and figures report at

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

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

Annual African American
Alzheimer’s Forum

The health and safety of our constituents, volunteers and staff remain our driver as we address the COVID-19 outbreak and as we continue to pursue our mission, today and in the longer term.

Based on the guidance from local public health agencies, the 12th Annual African American Alzheimer's Forum originally planned for April 18, 2020 will be rescheduled.

While the Alzheimer’s Association staff is working remote, operations will continue to support our mission. As always, the Alzheimer’s Association is available to you 24/7 for around-the-clock care and support at 1.800.272.3900. Please check for details on any other meetings and events.

Please reach out directly to Karla Fields at with any questions. I may also be reached at 925.444.0474.

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.