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Stephanie Monroe

Executive Director, AfricanAmericansAgainst Alzheimer's

Stephanie is Executive Director of African Americans Against Alzheimer’s, the first national network created specifically to respond to the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s on African Americans. By working nationally, locally, and through strategic partnerships, African Americans Against Alzheimer’s is raising awareness of the critical need to engage, connect, and mobilize to advance our national commitment to ending Alzheimer’s by 2025. One of the primary focuses of the network is a community-based initiative that works at the grass roots level to bring Alzheimer’s out of the shadows, dispel myths about the disease symptoms, and encourage greater participation in clinical research designed to more effectively prevent, treat, and eventually cure this dreaded disease. Much of this work is centered around a fully staged play called Forget Me Not which is entering its 5th year touring with the Network. Stephanie is a veteran political strategist, amateur photographer, Broadway enthusiast, and “Trekkie” who just wants folks to “Live Long and Prosper” before they are “Beamed Up”.

Bucket list item: Visit and eat through Italy

Favorite book: "The Bible"

Stephanie's Articles

If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • December 5, 2018

    Innovation in Alzheimer’s Treatment: Early Detection and Diagnosis Will Empower Global Health Care Systems

    Improving Detection and Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias: An Urgent

  • October 15, 2018

    Creating Dementia-Friendly Faith Communities

    Fostering spiritual connection and meaningful engagement for those living with dementia and support

  • October 15, 2018

    The Alzheimer's Crisis

    Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging - it is a

  • October 15, 2018

    Disparities: Shifting Demographics Place Communities of Color in the Crosshairs of Alzheimer's

    According to to researcher's, the number one risk factor for Alzheimer's is

  • October 15, 2018

    Alzheimer's and Dementia Clinical Trials

    The process of developing new drugs and treatments is long, expensive, and

  • October 15, 2018

    Faith Coalition and Clergy Network Background

    The ClergyAgainstAlzheimer's Network and the Faith United Against Alzheimer's Coalition are diverse,

  • October 15, 2018

    The Eight Pillars of Brain Health

    Aging causes changes in all parts of the body, including the brain.

  • September 23, 2018

    A New Frontier in Paid Leave

  • September 20, 2018

    A-LIST The Pulse of the Community Vol. 2

  • April 27, 2018

    FY 2019 Funding:An Opportunity to Create a Breakthrough for Alzheimer's

    From 1993-2011, Alzheimer’s funding at the National Institutes of Health remained stagnant

  • April 27, 2018

    UsAgainstAlzheimer's Overview

    Alzheimer’s disease is the only top 10 cause of death in the

  • April 27, 2018

    The CHANGE Act of 2018

    Today, there are nearly double the number of individuals in the United

  • April 27, 2018

    Side-by-Side Summary of the CHANGE Act and the BOLD Act

    When it comes to Alzheimer’s we need “all of the above” to

  • April 5, 2018

    Blacks & Alzheimer's Awareness Research Top Priorities

    The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the Black community is cause for

  • April 5, 2018

    Post and Courier - Black Americans are Twice as Likely

    Even though Vernon Williams first began to notice the signs of Alzheimer's

  • April 5, 2018

    Ebony - Forget Me Not

    When Frank Self of Waxhaw, N.C., noticed that his wife, Shirley, was

  • April 5, 2018

    African Americans are more likely than whites to develop Alzheimer’s. Why?

    Gary Williams thought he had found a glimmer of hope. Six months earlier, his wife,

  • March 8, 2018

    Creating Dementia Friendly Communities

    This paper suggests ways to foster spiritual connection and meaningful engagement for

  • February 28, 2018

    Single Endpoint for New Drug Approvals for Alzheimer’s Disease

    The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approach to approving new medicines for

  • February 28, 2018

    LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Issue Brief

    This issue brief is an educational resource that frames the impact of

  • February 28, 2018

    Attitudes, Level of Stigma, and Level of Knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease among Hispanic Elderly Adults and Caregivers, and Alzheimer’s-Related Challenges for Caregivers.

    This executive summary from LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s coalition member the National Hispanic Council on

  • February 28, 2018

    La crisis del Alzheimer entre los latinos: Un resumen

    A fact sheet that outlines the impact of Alzheimer's on the Latino

  • February 28, 2018

    Let's Talk about Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease / Hablemos del Cuidado de una persona con Alzheimer's

    A bilingual Alzheimer’s resource guide for caregivers from our friends at the

  • February 28, 2018

    Let's Talk About Alzheimer's Disease / Hablemos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer's

    A bilingual Alzheimer’s resource guide for families from our friends at the

  • February 28, 2018

    Latinos & Alzheimer’s Disease: New Numbers behind the Crisis

    This project marks an important collaboration among the USC Edward R. Roybal

  • February 26, 2018

    WWW Campaign Fact Sheet

    Imagine a world united by women against Alzheimer’s.

  • February 26, 2018

    WA2 Fact Sheet

    Imagine a world united by women against Alzheimer’s.

  • February 26, 2018

    WA2 Leadership Council Overview

    Imagine a world united by women against Alzheimer’s.

  • February 8, 2018

    NIA: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

    Many older adults and their families are faced with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s

  • February 8, 2018

    NIA: Understanding Alzheimer’s Genes

    A person’s genes can affect how likely they are to develop Alzheimer’s

  • February 8, 2018

    NIA: Understanding Memory Loss

    It’s normal to forget things once in a while. However, forgetting how

  • February 8, 2018

    NIA: Participating in Alzheimer’s Research

    This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s disease clinical research. Thanks to

  • February 8, 2018

    2017 AAN Fact Sheet

    Alzheimer’s is one of the great health crises of our time. An

  • February 8, 2018

    NIA: Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

    This guide is for people who care for family members or others

  • February 8, 2018

    RA2’s Phase 3 Pipeline Analysis (March 2016)

    Success in drug development for Alzheimer’s disease has been elusive. Recent analysis

  • February 8, 2018

    RA2’s Phase 2 Pipeline Analysis (September 2016)

    A Diverse Phase 2 Pipeline of Alzheimer’s Drugs Promises New Innovations and
  • February 8, 2018

    The Costs of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia for African Americans

    This report estimates the costs of Alzheimer's disease for African Americans and

  • February 1, 2018

    Latinos & Alzheimer’s Disease: New Numbers behind the Crisis

    Projection of the costs for U.S. Latinos living with Alzheimer’s Disease through

  • January 18, 2018

    Annual Report 2015

    In the eight years since our founding, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has been proud and

  • January 17, 2018

    Brain Health is Women's Health

    What is the actual state of women’s knowledge about Alzheimer’s and other

  • January 16, 2018

    ResearchersAgainstAlzheimer’s Pipeline Analysis

    Alzheimer's drugs in development pipeline - Phase 2 Alzheimer's drugs and estimated

  • January 16, 2018

    Millenials and Dementia Caregiving in the United States

    This issue brief explores millennial caregiving in the United States with the

  • January 11, 2018

    Forget Me Not

    Ebony examines how families can best manage the illness that breaks so

  • October 5, 2017

    Hiding in Plain Sight

    Social and Demographic Trends That Will Exacerbate the Impact of Alzheimer’s: A Nationwide

  • October 2, 2017

    Veterans and Alzheimer’s: Meeting the Crisis Head On

    A newly released analysis about the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s on veterans

  • January 1, 2013

    National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

    Looking for information about Alzheimer’s disease? Helpful links: Alzheimer's Disease Basics Video,