17th Annual Community Forum on Memory Loss

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We invite the community to be a part of these important sessions surrounding conversations about health topics in the African American community. Below are details about the different sessions you can attend. Please register at the following link:


November 6, 2021: Dementia in the Black community: Risks and Inequalities • Dr. Carl V. Hill, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Alzheimer's Association

November 13, 2021: Having a Seat at the Table: Honoring Our Ancestors through the Promise of Research

• Dr. Chiadi Onyike, M.B.B.S., M.D, Director, Frontotemporal Dementias Program, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins

New IDEAS Study: Why Communities of Color Need to be Represented in Clinical Trials • Dr. Peggye Dilworth Anderson, PhD, Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

November 20, 2021: Caregiving Challenges, Resources, and Candid Conversations

• Rita Choula, Director of Caregiving, AARP Public Policy Institute • Voices of Experience Panel Discussion • Facilitator: Dr. Claudia Thorne, Ph.D., LCSW, LISW, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Coppin State University • Al Powell, Re/MAX Realty Broker, Former Caregiver • Esther A. Leslie Avery, Spouse and Caregiver • Dr. Laurencia Hutton-Rogers, Student and Caregiver • 30-minute education program, Effective Communication

December 4, 2021: Brain Health and Risk Reduction: The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Brain Health

• Renaye Briscoe – Zumba Warm-Up • Angela Ginn-Meadow, RN, RDN CDE, Senior Education Coordinator, University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology • Kai Rundquist, Food Distribution & Outreach Coordinator, Civic Works Mobile Farmers Market • 30-minute education program, Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body