African Americans Against Alzheimer’s is a network of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, an innovative advocacy organization demanding and delivering a solution to Alzheimer’s. African Americans Against Alzheimer’s is the preeminemt voice in and for the African American community on Alzheimer’s and its disproportionate impact on African Americans. Through the award winning stage play Forget Me Not, they reach communities nationwide to build appreciation for and participation in clinical trials by African Americans.
Forget Me Not takes the audience into the life of a family facing this medical challenge and shows its impact on not just the immediate family but friends, marriage, and those in the community as well. Many have left the theater realizing there are people close to them who may have signs pointing to Alzheimer’s. Thanks to a panel of experts presented during the event, they leave equipped with answers to important questions about medical and social services that are available in their communities and learn how researchers are working to find ways to prevent and more effectively treat Alzheimer’s- important work that requires each of us– especially African Americans who are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than others– to consider participating in clinical trials.