Pythias A. & Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss
The Pythias A. Jones and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum on Memory Loss is an annual conference targeted to African American caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter
The Alzheimer's Association offers patient and family services to those affected with Alzheimer's disease; educates the public and health care professionals about Alzheimer's and related dementias; supports research into the cause, prevention, treatment and cure for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders; and advocates for improvements in public policies related to Alzheimer's disease.
How does it work?
The goals of the Pythias A. Jones and Virginia I. Jones African American Community Forum are to inform the African American community about memory loss, community services and promising research. The program collaborates with other community partners such as Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Coppin State University, the Baltimore City Commission on Aging and others to disseminate information about Alzheimer's disease, available services and promising research.
Why is it successful?
In its fourth year, the Forum has reached more than 250 participants annually and has connected hundreds to essential information and support. In partnership with Johns Hopkins, a record number of African Americans are involved with Alzheimer's research.
For more information: www.alz.org/maryland