Part of the Empowering Professionals in Aging series
Presented by Home Instead, Inc.
Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit*
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias disproportionately affect women, African Americans and Latinos. Women are twice as likely to develop the disease as men. Twenty percent of Americans living with the disease are African Americans and Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to be diagnosed than are non-Latino whites. It is important for professionals in the aging sector to understand the disparities that exist among these subsets of the population. Join this webinar to learn more on this topic from a guest speaker with UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, who will discuss how communities and healthcare systems can work together to promote brain health equity for all communities, including healthcare system readiness, improved access to research and preventive health services.
UsAgainstAlzheimer’s (UsA2) is an advocacy- and research-focused organization that pushes for expanding treatments and accelerating research toward a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. UsA2 works to ensure that all communities’ voices are heard through networks and initiatives including WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s, LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s and AfricanAmericansAgainstAlzheimer’s.
- Understand why women, African Americans and Latinos see a higher dementia prevalence;
- Discuss the need for a proactive approach for brain health equality; and
- Learn how we can all help decrease these disparities.
*Pending Approval from NASW