Just like with COVID-19, Alzheimer's and dementia disproportionately impacts under-served and underrepresented communities. According to Alzheimer's Association, Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites. African Americans are about twice as likely as whites to have Alzheimer's or another dementia. But help is there through programs and events presented by Alzheimer's Association Michigan Chapter.
President and CEO of the Michigan Chapter, Jennifer Lepard joined us to talk about upcoming events. One of those shines light on the previously mentioned under-served areas in our community. The Dr. James S. Jackson Seminar on Health Equity and Alzheimer's Disease is scheduled for March 3 from 5pm to 6:30pm. To register go to alz.org/gmc