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For Black History Month, we are presenting programs that delve into the impact of Alzheimer's and dementia on the Black community in New York state, including discussions about caregiving, brain health, improving Alzheimer's care and support for communities of color. These programs are free; register by calling 800.272.3900 or visiting the links below.

​Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Thurs., Feb. 22, 11 a.m.
Free. Via Zoom. 
Join us to learn what research says on how diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement can benefit brain health for Black communities, and how to incorporate this knowledge into a plan for healthy aging. 

Clinical Trials & Research in the Black Community: Addressing Stigmas and Breaking Barriers
Fri., Feb. 23, 1 p.m.
Free. Via Zoom.
You're invited to this virtual panel discussion that will examine the importance of increasing trial participation among Black Americans and how to overcome challenges. 

4th Annual Black Caregivers Conference
Sat., Feb 24, 12:30 p.m.
Free. Via Zoom or in person at the Frank E. Merriweather Library at 1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY.
Learn about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, caregiving strategies, and available resources at this annual conference. Guest speakers include Ashley Stevens, who is known on social media as The Dementia Guru, as well as Alzheimer's Association's National Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Beverly Berry. A free resource fair and light refreshments will be offered at the library for those joining in person. 

Talking About Brain Health with Your Doctor
Tuesday, February 27, 12-1 p.m.
Free. Via Zoom. 
Presented by Sakina Ouedraogo Tall, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatrics, NYU Langone Health
Black Americans are twice as likely as their white counterparts to have Alzheimer’s or another dementia, but less likely to receive a diagnosis. Additionally, many Black caregivers and people living with the disease face barriers to receiving quality care, treatment, and support. In this program, we will discuss the importance of brain health for Black Americans, how to start a conversation about memory concerns with a doctor, what to expect during a diagnostic visit, and ways to improve overall brain health.