Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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Webinar: Racial Disparities and Their Impact on Incidences of Dementia and Barriers to Caregiving

August 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

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AFA’s educational webinar will explore the question of racial disparities and their impact on increasing incidences of dementia-related illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease, among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC).

Specifically, our panelists will discuss:

  • How racism and discrimination increase risk factors of cognitive decline and dementia in BIPOC communities;
  • Differences in dementia caregiving in BIPOC communities;
  • The impact of racism on public health initiatives and preventive health measures;
  • Gaps in research on such disparities in dementia; and
  • Outreach strategies to increase BIPOC participation in clinical studies.
Opening Remarks:

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)

Co-Chair, Congressional Bipartisan Task Force on Alzheimer’s Disease

 

 

 

Panelists:

Jennifer J. Manly, PhD 

Associate Professor of Neuropsychology

The Neurological Institute of New York

Columbia University Medical Center

 

Roland J. Thorpe, Jr., PhD

Professor, Health Behavior and Society

Johns Hopkins University

 

Luisa Echevarria

Member, AFA Board of Directors

Director of Community Empowerment

Univision Communications, Inc.

 

 

 

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Details

Date:
August 28, 2020
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT