Dementia Dialogues: Brain Health Equity in the African American Community



Program Description

Event Details

African Americans are twice as likely as whites to develop Alzheimer's/dementia, and yet they are significantly less likely than other groups to be diagnosed or receive services. This is a crisis for the community that cannot be ignored.

In this important dialogue, Dr. Peter Pressman and the African American Alzheimer's Advisory Council will discuss Brain Health Equity and the African American community. Dr. Pressman is a Behavioral Neurologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The African American Alzheimer's Advisory Council are influential members of the Denver-Metro African American community who are from various professional backgrounds and community organizations with a wide range of experience with dementia.

This event will take place on Zoom and is hosted by the CU Anschutz Multidisciplinary Center on Aging, the CU Anschutz Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center, the UCCS Aging Center, and the Denver Public Library. 

It is part of a series called Dementia Dialogues: A Path to Equity in Brain Health.

The sessions are:

  • Brain Health Equity in the African American Community -- October 6 from 2PM to 3PM
  • Dementia 101 (parts 1 and 2) -- October 13 and 20 from 2PM to 3:30PM
  • Risk Factors and Prevention for Healthy Brains -- November 17 from 2PM to 3PM
  • Brain Health Equity in the Hispanic/Latinx Community -- December 8 from 2PM to 3PM

All webinars will be held virtually. Register here to receive the link. 


Sign language interpreters and real-time captioning via CART are available upon request with notice of three business days to or 720-913-8487. For other public accommodation requests or concerns related to a disability:

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