Alzheimer’s Association® Tennessee Chapter offers a free and virtual program highlighting the impact of Alzheimer’s on women
Join us for Women and the Alzheimer’s Crisis, an informative, free, and virtual luncheon convening a dynamic panel of experts to discuss health disparities, risk reduction, care planning, caregiver wellness, and much more. The virtual event will take place Friday, May 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CT. This event is free, but registration is required; To register: https://bit.ly/wactn
This month as we celebrate Mother’s Day (May 8), we note that more than six million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease, and nearly two-thirds are women.
Alzheimer’s is a women’s issue. Not only are women more likely to have Alzheimer’s, they are also more likely to be caregivers of those living with the disease. In Tennessee, more than 120,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s or other dementia and more than 361,000 family and friends are serving as caregivers. The majority of these caregivers are women, often in the “sandwich” generation – caring for an aging parent while also still caring for their children.
The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to partner with the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College, the Tennessee Department of Health – Office of Minority Health, the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, and Virginia Premier for this special event.
About Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
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