Events Highlight Impact of Alzheimer's Disease on African-Americans

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Madison, Wisconsin - Talks by a national expert on Alzheimer’s disease and a free community screening highlight the annual Solomon Carter Fuller event Feb. 19 and 20.

 

The Black History Month event honors Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, the first African- American psychiatrist and a research partner of Dr. Alois Alzheimer. Sponsors are the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

 

The celebration includes four free public events:

  • A talk by Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, associate professor of medicine at both Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Meharry Medical College, and co-director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core in the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Science. Wilkins will speak on “Effective Strategies for Engaging African-American Older Adults in Clinical Research” at University, 600 Highland Avenue, Rm. G5/119 CSC, Madison, WI, at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19.

  • A community talk by Wilkins, “A Community Discussion About Alzheimer’s Disease,” at 6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Fountain of Life Covenant Church, 633 W. Badger Road, Madison. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow her talk.

  • Two workshops will be presented on Feb. 20 at the Urban League, 2222 S. Park Street, Madison. The first, “Caregiving Panel Discussion,” will be held at 9 a.m., and the second, Elder Financial Abuse Workshop,” will be held at 10 a.m.

  • Free and confidential memory screenings will be offered at the Urban League from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20. To schedule a memory screening for February 20, please call (608) 232-3400 or toll-free (888) 308-6251.

Date Published: 02/03/2016

News tag(s):  neurology

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