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AME Church Working With the Alzheimer’s Association to Provide Information and Support to Church Members

 

African Americans are about twice as likely as whites to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Recognizing this increased risk, the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Alzheimer’s Association have started a three-year nationwide partnership that will focus on educating church members about this devastating disease and the support and resources available. Through engagement with this community, the AME Church and the Alzheimer’s Association hope to boost awareness, advocacy and involvement in research.

About Alzheimer’s and dementia

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, a type of brain disease that worsens over time. It is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for changes in memory and other thinking abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Learn more: 
    • What Is Alzheimer’s?
    • What Is Dementia?
    • 10  Signs and Symptoms 
    • Why Get Checked?
  
AME Church Working With the Alzheimer’s Association to Provide Information and Support to Church Members

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to the millions of people living with these diseases. 

To get help and support: 

    • Call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
    • Find your local chapter.
    • Explore online caregiver information.
    • Create an action plan using the Alzheimer’s Navigator tool.

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