AMCS Partners With Zion Baptist Church to Education the Community about Alzheimer’s Disease
Charting the course for healthy seniors in the African American community, AMCS partnered with Zion Baptist Church to sponsor a workshop on Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia, and comorbidity diseases (elevated blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, high Cholesterol and etc.). Juanita Archer, MD, pictured below, spoke to the audience about these diseases along with emphasizing prevention.
Alzheimer’s disease also referred to simply as Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that usually start slowly, and worsens over time. It is the cause of 60-70% of cases of dementia. The most common early symptom is difficulty in remembering events (short term memory loss). The cause is poorly understood.
Source : Wikipedia .
According to the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures Report, older African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias as older whites, and Hispanics are about one and one – half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias as older whites.