Monday, July 3, 2017

Upcoming Webinar: African Americans and Alzheimer's










Upcoming Webinar - African Americans and Alzheimer’s: Innovating to Turn the Tide
Register online buttonJoin us and The Balm in Gilead, our webinar co-host, for African Americans and Alzheimer’s: Innovating to Turn the Tide on Thursday, July 20, 2017
, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. This interactive webinar will feature promising population-based responses to the heavy burden of Alzheimer’s in African American communities. Please register in advance.
Older African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites and some evidence suggests that missed diagnoses of Alzheimer’s and other dementias are more common among older African Americans. After an overview of these and other disparities by Lisa McGuire, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), webinar participants will learn about The Balm in Gilead’s innovative efforts from Pamela Price, deputy director. The Balm in Gilead is raising awareness of cognitive health issues among African Americans by working through networks of faith-based institutions and other partners.
In addition, Basia Belza, PhD, RN, FAAN, Healthy Brain Research Network, will describe some of the Network’s cutting-edge interventions to address the disproportionate risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias in African Americans and other populations.
Please register in advance (if prompted, use meeting number 743 174 527).

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