African Americans

  • We can end Alzheimer's but not without you.

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 4th leading cause of death for older African Americans

  • There are currently no treatments to change or stop the progression of Alzheimer's disease.

  • The costs of Alzheimer’s disease to African Americans is severe and growing rapidly.

  • African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's disease as non-Hispanic white Americans.

"I had tears in my eyes," she told TODAY's Al Roker. "But at the same time I also said, 'I'm not going to give to it. I am going to fight.'"

New report shows that while African Americans make up less than 14 percent of the U.S. population, they bear over 30 percent of the costs of Alzheimer's disease.

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About Us

Who We Are

The African American Network Against Alzheimer’s will unify the powerful voice of the African American community on the issue of Alzheimer’s disease. We will arm African Americans and others who are committed to our mission with the information and easy-to-use connections needed to be heard by the public, in Washington and in state capitals, and by industry leaders and the research community. Our goal is to engage and connect a network of individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to mobilize the energy of African Americans in advocacy efforts that advance our national commitment to ending Alzheimer’s.

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Despite there being 5 million victims of Alzheimer’s in the U.S., most Americans aren’t aware of the extent and impact of the disease and that African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's as others.

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Clinical Trials

Research to find a treatment or cure for Alzheimer's can't happen unless people of all races volunteer for clinical trials to make sure drugs are both safe and effective for everyone. We can all participate and should.

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Share Your Story

Your voice helps bring Alzheimer's out of the shadows.

Join our community of Story Tellers united in their determination to stop Alzheimer's! Share your personal story, a photo of a loved one, or a video telling us about your experience.

Together, we can show our leaders in Washington and beyond why we must make finding a cure for Alzheimer's a national priority!

Stop Alz

No organization is going to stop Alzheimer’s. What will stop Alzheimer’s is the will of the American people. Act now.

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