Rushern L. Baker, III, is the seventh County Executive of Prince George’s County—the highest-income African American-majority county in America and the second largest jurisdiction by population in the State of Maryland. Since taking office, Mr. Baker has raised the profile of Prince George’s County in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan region, implementing innovative programs designed to improve the quality of life for residents. Mr.
Mamie A. Parker, PhD is a moderator, a coach and an environmental consultant. She recently retired after spending almost 30 years as a professional fish and wildlife biologist and senior executive at U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She is currently an Advisory Director at the Marstel-Day Conservation and Consulting Company and the Founder and President of Ma Parker and Associates, located in northern Virginia near Washington, D.C.
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The Founders of the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s are leaders from across the United States who share our commitment and passion to seek an end to Alzheimer’s Disease by 2020. They represent a wide diversity of interests and expertise and are led by four distinguished Honorary Co-Chairs who include the Reverend Al Sharpton, Director of the National Action Network; Dr. David Satcher, Former Surgeon General of the United State; The Honorable Kay Coles James, Former Director of the Office of Personnel Management; and Ms.
The African American Network Against Alzheimer's is unified by a simple but bold belief: it is possible to prevent and effectively treat Alzheimer's disease within the decade, but only if our nation is united and mobilized for action and has a clear goal and plan. Given the disparate impact of Alzheimer's disease on African Americans it is essential that we unite to mobilize and magnify the voice of our community and demand action -- now!
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
This 19-page easy-to-read booklet describes what happens when someone has Alzheimer’s disease and how it differs from normal aging. Read about when to see the doctor, possible treatments, and how patients and caregivers can get help.