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AME Church Working With the Alzheimer’s Association to Provide Information and Support to Church Members

Topic: AMEC Connectional Purple Sunday
Time: Mar 21, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

African Americans are about twice as likely as whites to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Recognizing this increased risk, the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the Alzheimer’s Association have started a three-year nationwide partnership that will focus on educating church members about this devastating disease and the support and resources available. Through engagement with this community, the AME Church and the Alzheimer’s Association hope to boost awareness, advocacy and involvement in research.

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While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect the health and well-being of millions around the world, it presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the 16 million caregivers who provide unpaid care.  

To provide critical support during this time of physical distancing, the Alzheimer’s Association and the AME Church, through the leadership of its International Health Commission, are offering free online education to all those facing Alzheimer’s.  

Resources for Those Facing Alzheimer’s


The Alzheimer’s Association offers education and support for individuals living with the disease and caregivers, including what you need to know about COVID-19.


COVID-19 and Caregiving

●       Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

●       Caregiving Resources

●       Alzheimer's Association Online Tools

●       Caregiver Stress brochure (download)

●       Helpline Info Card (download)

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

●       What is Alzheimer's?

●       Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia card (download)

●       Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia webinar flyer (download)

10 Warning Signs

●       10 Warning Signs Worksheet

●       10 Steps to Approach Memory Concerns

●       10 Warning Signs brochure (download)

●       10 Warning Signs webinar flyer (download)


Help and support are available



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to the millions of people living with these diseases. 

To get help and support: 

    • Call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
    • Find your local chapter.
    • Explore online caregiver information.
    • Create an action plan using the Alzheimer’s Navigator tool.


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