Dementia awareness

‘Twice the risk’

June 15 webinar explains the impact of dementia on the Black community

Posted 12/31/69

ONLINE — On Wednesday, June 15, the Alzheimer’s Association will host a webinar discussing the crushing impact that Alzheimer’s and other dementias have on the Black …

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Dementia awareness

‘Twice the risk’

June 15 webinar explains the impact of dementia on the Black community

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ONLINE — On Wednesday, June 15, the Alzheimer’s Association will host a webinar discussing the crushing impact that Alzheimer’s and other dementias have on the Black community.

 According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2022 Facts & Figures Report, Black Americans are twice as likely to develop dementia as their white counterparts, but less likely to receive a diagnosis. 

During the webinar, three experts will address this issue as well as risk factors, the importance of getting a diagnosis, research and more.

“Hopefully [the discussion] will help change the disparities that exist when it comes to how this heartbreaking disease affects families,” said Meg Boyce, vice president of programs and services for the Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley chapter, which helped organize the event.

Speakers participating in “Twice the Risk: Dementia’s Impact on Communities of Color” will include Dr. Goldie Byrd, professor of public health sciences and director of the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity at Wake Forest School of Medicine; Dr. Carl V. Hill, chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer for the Alzheimer’s Association; and Dr. Dozene Guishard, director of health and wellness initiatives at the Carter Burden Network and a member of the national Alzheimer’s Association board. .

To learn more and register, visit alz.org/newyork or call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800/272.3900. The first 100 people to register for and attend this event will receive an #ENDALZ thank you package by mail, including resources for caregivers. 

To learn more about the Hudson Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, its programs and the services offered locally, visit alz.org/hudsonvalley



Alzheimer's Association, dementia, Black Americans

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