The brain, the three-pound organ that allows humans to think and function, is complex and when working correctly, functions quickly and automatically (National Institute of Health). Being a complex organ, the brain has many possibilities for error leading to 100 million Americans suffering from devastating brain disorders including degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease (National Institute of Health).
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, an umbrella term referring to memory and thinking decline symptoms (Alzheimer’s Association). The disease causes the destruction and death of nerve cells in the brain, leading to memory failure and changes in personality (Alzheimer’s Association). The disease is around two times more prevalent in Black Americans than in white Americans (Alzheimer’s Association).
Watch the Community Conversation Memories Can Heal.
Rev. Acie J. Jefferson, Jr., Moderator, Moderator/Pastor, South Texas District Association
Rev. Leon D. Jackson, 4th Vice Moderator, South Texas District Association
Monroe Butler, MD, Neurologist and Associate Medical Director, Biogen
Deacon Linston Charles, Caregiver
Watch the Community Conversation Two-Part Series:
I Will Remember You: Alzheimer’s Awareness in Communities of Color
Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials and Brain Health