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Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter to Host Black Community Forum

The forum will be held Nov. 3, 2021

The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter invites Mansfield and Richland County residents to take part in the Community Forum, which will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3. The community center is located at 486 Springmill St., Mansfield. The event is free, but preregistration is required.

Pam Myers, program director for the Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, said, "We know that Blacks are about twice as likely as White Americans to have Alzheimer's or another dementia. We also know that while Blacks are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than Whites, they are less likely to have a diagnosis.

"A delay in diagnosis could mean that Blacks with Alzheimer’s and other dementias may miss the opportunity to make important legal, financial and care plans while they are still capable, and make their preferences known to their families," Myers added.

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