Currently, more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 11 million provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Unfortunately the prevalence is higher in the Black/African American and Hispanic communities, and the Alzheimer’s Association is working to address these gaps and raise awareness by providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers a 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900) for confidential support and information in over 200 languages, education programs, support groups, connection to dementia and aging-related resources, and online access to information and resources on our website alz.org/MANH
The association also offers 30-minute education programs in Spanish and English about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, disease information and brain health. These programs can be virtual, by phone, or in-person.
Next free virtual event: the New England Family Caregiver Conference, on March 4th and 5th, with a special session in Spanish on March 5th featuring a panel of caregivers (please see attached flyer) AlzTalks Flyer Feb 2022