Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin works to serve African-American community

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Alzheimer's Disease is more prevalent among African-Americans than other races, and a local non-profit is working to serve that community.

Barbara McKinney, Diversity Coordinator with the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin joins NBC15's John Stofflet to tell us more about how the Alliance is working to serve those in the African-American community battling Alzheimer's and Dementia.

McKinney says that Alzheimer's is under-reported in the African-American community. She also says that Alzheimer's is more prevalent among African Americans than among other races.

Saturday Sept. 29 will be the 20th Anniversary of the Dane County Alzheimer's Walk. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk beings at 9 a.m.

For more information or to help support the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin's programs visit their website.