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Memory Loss Education Session
Memory Loss Education Session

Sat, Nov 12



Memory Loss Education Session

Join us in this session to discuss memory loss in African Immigrants.

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Time & Location

Nov 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


About the event

The community of African immigrants in Minnesota is rapidly growing, yet little is known about the community's resources and needs for dementia care. The Families and Long-Term Care Projects (FLTC) of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and ACER developed a  community-responsive partnership to try and understand the lived experiences, the scope of dementia care needs, and resources among  African immigrants in the Twin Cities. To improve dementia knowledge,  education, and healthcare services, this project aims to provide information on current caregiving practices, knowledge of dementia, and healthcare utilization.

The study's findings have been made public, and among the interesting findings is the lack of a name for dementia among Africans. Stigma and myths surrounding the condition are also significant findings. The positive findings include the participants' willingness to share community resources with the community. This information has been used to help develop the African Immigrant Dementia Education Project.

Nov 12, 11:00 AM, join on zoom:

Questions? email or call 612-624-3904

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