Carey Gleason, PhD., Assoc. Prof. at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Fabu Carter, WARDC Outreach Specialist, describe the importance of African Americans learning more about how Alzheimer’s disease affects them.
African-Americans are the number one ethnic group to be afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller was the first African-American psychiatrist and before his death in 1953, he was a pioneer in Alzheimer’s research.
One in three seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Every minute, another American develops the disease. People living with someone who suffers from memory loss know just how debilitating its effects can be: making it hard to socialize and enjoy life.
Locals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia and their caretakers have a new community resource. A memory cafe will be hosted at the Hatch Public Library Jan. 17 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Ales for Alzheimers is known to some as the largest happy hour in Madison and supports the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. It will be a night of laugher, conversation, drinks, food and raising money for a great cause.
Sara Alvarado shares her personal journey as her mother’s Alzheimer’s has advanced and talks about the Ales for Alzheimer’s event hosted by First Weber Realtors, Lynn Holley Real Estate Group, Alvarado Real Estate Group.
Riding the emotional roller coaster of having someone in the family with a memory impairment is stressful, to put it mildly. With the numbers of people facing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia increasing, and the stigma still existing, more support groups and social gatherings like memory cafés are materializing in communities […]