By The Alzheimer’s Association
June 14, 2022, Towson, Md.—The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore becomes a classroom on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 2 to 4 p.m., when the Alzheimer’s Association hosts the African American Town Hall on Memory Loss. The museum is located at 830 East Pratt Street. To encourage participation, registration is free.
“The museum is a perfect venue for a teach-and-learn conversation about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia on the African American community,” says Marlyn Taylor, diversity and inclusion program manager for the Greater Maryland Chapter. “We will provide information about available Alzheimer’s Association services as well as gather information from attendees on what services are needed in their communities.” “Attendees will also receive caregiving tips and learn how to participate in clinical trials.
The impact of Alzheimer’s disease
More than 6 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia in the U.S. and more than 110,000 people live in Maryland. Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth leading cause of death, killing more people each year than breast cancer and prostate cancer COMBINED. The disease impacts African Americans at twice the rate as whites.
“June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month and attendees will learn how to make proactive lifestyle changes that promote cognitive health,” says Taylor. “We encourage anyone who is affected by Alzheimer’s or provides care to someone living with the disease to attend.”
To register for the free event
To reserve a spot, call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or online at bit.ly/ALZ0622.
Information about Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. The 24/7 Helpline, 800.272.3900, provides information on care and support.
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