Black Men and Dementia
This is a FREE event. This panel discussion will be followed by a presentation of Healthy Living for Brain and Body, a research based program examining the lifestyle changes that can be implemented to reduce dementia risk.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Noon - 1:00pm PST
Panel Discussion:
The Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California and Northern Nevada presents “Black Men and Dementia”. African Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer's or one of the other dementias, yet only half as likely to get a proper diagnosis or access to resources of support. African American women develop dementia at a disproportionately higher rate which often leads to men serving as caregivers with very little knowledge about the disease or care resources.

Morehouse graduate, Dr. Carl Hill, Vice President of Scientific Engagement at the Alzheimer's Association will discuss dementia in the African American community and the impact of health disparities in higher diagnosis rates. He will also be joined by Alzheimer's Association Community Representative Mr. Leon Carson to discuss the impact of caregiving with African American men. The goal of the program is to raise awareness about dementia in the Black community and share information about support resources available to families affected by the disease.

This panel discussion will be followed by a presentation of Healthy Living for Brain and Body, a research based program examining the lifestyle changes that can be implemented to reduce dementia risk.
Panelist Information:
Moderator: Reverend Kwasi Thornell, Deputy for Special Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, Alzheimer’s
Association Community Educator and Black Alzheimer’s Association Advisory
Panelists: Dr. Carl V. Hill, Vice President of Scientific Engagement, Alzheimer’s Association
Mr. Leon Carson, Network Administrator, Alzheimer’s Association Volunteer Community Leader, Family Caregiver
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