Social Media Campaign Encourages Conversations about Alzheimer’s and Dementia Using Recent Moments of Black Excellence.
New York, NY – January 29, 2020 –
The Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter, has announced the second year of “What if you couldn’t remember…?” a social media marketing campaign in honor of Black History Month. Throughout the month of February, the campaign will highlight recent moments of black excellence and ask, “What if you couldn’t remember…?” Using Black History Month as a catalyst, the campaign encourages all New Yorkers, especially African Americans, to call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 care and support helpline, 800-272-3900, if they or someone they love is experiencing memory problems.
“African Americans make up 20 percent of the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and are about two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than whites,” said Chelsea-Lyn Rudder, director of communications for the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter. “Our goal is to encourage a critical conversation about dementia and it’s disproportionate impact on black America using moments that are dear to our community.”
The social media campaign will appear on Facebook
. The campaign will highlight recent moments in local, state and national black history, including the election of President Barack Obama and the election of Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the first female Senate majority leader in New York State.
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