The Tennessee Alzheimer's Association Military Advisory Council (TAAMAC) plans and executes sustainable initiatives focused on military personnel and veterans in our state.
This is important, as veterans and military members face a greater risk for developing dementia than the civilian population. Emerging research also shows that post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and even more minor neurotrauma associated with military service all significantly increase the risk of developing dementia. An example of some of the initiatives of TAAMAC include hosting dementia awareness and education events for veteran organizations, as well as providing support services and information for veterans diagnosed with dementia and their families.
Organizations represented within TAAMAC include:
• Alzheimer's Association, Tennessee Chapter
• Veterans Affairs
• Operation Stand Down
• Vietnam Veterans of America
• Montgomery County Veterans Coalition
• Military Officers Association of America
• Mental Health America of the MidSouth
... and others!
TAAMAC meets via Zoom every other month on the third Thursday at 1 p.m. central time, 2 p.m. eastern time. The remaining 2021 meetings will be July 15, September 16, and November 18. To learn more about this group, or to join, please contact Alzheimer's Association Program Manager Kelsey Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615-622-4182. We would love for you or your organization to participate in this critical effort to support veterans!