Older couple talking to medical staff

February is Black History Month. The need for strong voices and advocacy on behalf of Black communities in the fight against Alzheimer’s has never been greater. Black Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as older white Americans.

Black Americans may be more likely to be diagnosed in the later stages of the disease, when individuals are more cognitively and physically impaired – and therefore, are in need of more medical care. Despite their increased risk, Black Americans are underrepresented in clinical trials, making up 5 percent or less of all trial participants.

Attend the virtual Mini-Conference to learn more. Access the Conference Flyer, which includes the list of presenters, session descriptions and continuing education credit details.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. CT

Register Today

This event is a virtual, no-cost learning opportunity for providers, healthcare professionals, people living with dementia and caregivers. Learn about the disparities in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s diseases and other dementias and caregiver challenges in Black and African American communities.

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the disparities with Alzheimer’s disease in Black and African American communities
  • Describe the experiences of Black and African Americans who are impacted by dementia and their care partners.
  • Identify resources and behavioral techniques for people living with dementia and their care partners.

This event is sponsored by Dakota Geriatrics, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, ND Health and Human Services and the Alzheimer’s Association.