Learn how to live life like it’s golden! That is the theme of the 9th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller event held each year to build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community.
This year’s BRAIN HEALTH BRUNCH is Saturday, March 16, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Fitchburg. Free and open to the public, the day will include a brunch, wellness fair, performance by the “Amazing Grace” Chorus, caregiver workshops, healthy food demonstration and memory screenings.
Carl V. Hill, PhD, Dir. of Office of Special Populations, National Institutes of Health, will address “Double Jeopardy: The Curious Case of Health Disparities in the United States.”
On this program, Carey Gleason, PhD., Assoc. Prof. at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Fabu Carter, WARDC Outreach Specialist, describe the importance of African Americans learning more about how Alzheimer’s disease affects them.
African Americans are up to twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as Caucasians and yet are diagnosed later in the disease and less likely to gain access to resources or participate in research. The Solomon Carter Fuller event, named after the African American psychiatrist who worked closely with Dr. Alois Alzheimer, is one path to changing this.
For more details and to register, go to adrc.wisc.edu/scf2019 or call 608-232-3400. Walk-ins are welcome.