Alzheimer’s Association: Black/African American Dementia Conference

Saturday, August 29, 2020, Millennium Health Matters radio show

Host: Rita Hubbard-Robinson, JD, CEO, NeuWater & Associates

Guest: Lauren Ashburn, LMSW, Director of Education and Training at the Alzheimer’s Association of Western New York

Topic: Black/African American Dementia Conference, September 3-October 1, 2020

The Alzheimer’s Association will host a discussion with national and community leaders about caregiving in the black community, the importance of healthy living and diversity in research. The Facing Dementia in the black/African American Community Series will take place every Thursday evening from September 3 through October 1 (6-8PM). Register to attend this free series. Sponsored by Dent Neurologic Institute and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.

  • Understanding Dementia & Facing the Stigma (Arthena Caston will discuss her diagnosis of early-onset dementia and living well with the disease)
  • Health Disparities & the Importance of Diversity in Research (Alzheimer’s Association VP of Scientific Research Dr. Carl Hill and Lincoln Memorial UMC Pastor George Nicholas, who also chairs the Buffalo Center for Health Equity)
  • Dementia Caregiving & Mental Health (Buffalo-based mental health expert and educator Karl Shallowhorn)
  • Panel Discussion: Shining a Light on Faith’s Role in Dementia Care (Pastor Angela Stewart of Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Pastor Betty Williams of Elim Christian Fellowship and Ms. Brenda Favor of Friendship Baptist Church)
  • Fighting Dementia: Tips for Healthy Living & Taking Action (dementia care consultants from WNY Alzheimer’s Association)


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