ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION AND KROC COMMUNITY CENTER-CHICAGO HOST RELEASE THE SILENCE CONFERENCE

The Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter will host Release The Silence Conference on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Conference is designed to educate our community, future caregivers, and the healthcare industry about Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The conference is designed for those who are caregivers of a person with Alzheimer’s, individuals who want to learn more about the disease as well as professionals wanting to understand the health disparities which affect individuals in the African American community.

Alzheimer’s Association Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Carl V. Hill, Ph.D., MPH, will share his insight on the work he is leading to strengthen the Association’s outreach to all populations with emphasis on providing underserved and disproportionately affected communities with resources and support to address the Alzheimer’s crisis.

“Our community is facing a major challenge: how to deal with the growing number of African-Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and how best to support their unpaid family caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease impacts all races and ethnicities, but African-Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease compared to Caucasians,” said Delia Jervier, Executive Director Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter. 

Topics covered will include: the Alzheimer’s & dementia journey, managing the caregiving role and navigating healthcare systems, addressing the latest treatment options, myths and misconceptions about the disease, knowing the signs and symptoms, and much more.

In partnership with: Chi Eta Phi, Alpha Eta Chapter – The Kroc Center – Scottish Rite Prince Hall Masons and MyOwnDoctor.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to providing access to resources and information to communities who need it the most and this event is part of this effort.  Registration: bit.ly/ReleaseTheSilence 

The Kroc Community Center Chicago
1250 W. 119th Street
Chicago, IL 60643  
Saturday, April 22 (10:00AM – 2:00PM) 

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