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Bringing Alzheimer's awareness to the African American community

(NBC15)
Published: Feb. 15, 2018 at 11:28 PM CST
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The numbers are startling and the pain for families devastating.

According to the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of Wisconsin, " African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as Caucasians."

The Center and the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin are teaming up to help bring awareness to this disparity, and to offer free memory screenings this weekend.

They've also brought Dr. Cerise Elliott to town. She is Senior research program analyst for the Dementias of Aging Branch of the Division of Neuroscience (DN) at the National Institute on Aging.

Dr. Elliott's  free & open to the public lecture 

Friday, Feb. 16

7:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m.

Fountain of Life Covenant Church: 633 W. Badger Rd, Madison

Reception to follow

Caregiver Workshop, Healthy Cooking Demonstration and Confidential Memory Screenings

Saturday, Feb. 17

The Village on Park: 2300 S. Park St, Madison

Schedule:
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Living with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver Perspective
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Question & Answer w/ Dr. Cerise Elliott
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Healthy Cooking Demonstration with Chef Rod Ladson
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Memory Screenings
(last screening at 2:15 p.m.)

To schedule a free memory screening call at 608.232.3400.