Feb 252010
 
African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Goldie Byrd, Ph.D. Dr. Goldie Byrd is the Nathan F. Simms Endowed professor of biology at North Carolina A&T State University, where she served as chair of biology for six years. She is […]

Feb 182010
 
African-Americans leading the way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Warachal Faison, M.D. Warachal Faison, M.D., is a geriatric psychiatrist currently serving as a medical director in Neuroscience Primary Care at Pfizer Inc. For more than 15 years, she has studied the impact of […]

Feb 112010
 

On February 11, 2010, the Social Security Administration announced it will now include early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in its Compassionate Allowances initiative to help the number of early-onset or younger-onset individuals who are no longer able to maintain gainful employment because of their cognitive impairment. While applicants would still have to meet other SSDI criteria and/or SSI criteria, under this initiative they are considered eligible by virtue of the disease and fast-tracked for a favorable decision […]

Feb 112010
 
African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Patrick A. Griffith, M.D., F.A.A.N. Patrick A. Griffith, M.D. is a professor of clinical medicine and the chief of the Division of Neurology at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. For nearly 40 years, […]

Feb 022010
 
African Americans Leading The Way

In honor of Black History Month, the Alzheimer’s Association recognizes African-Americans who have helped lead the fight against Alzheimer’s. These Champions have furthered research for prevention and a cure; made strides in care and support; and raised awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. Solomon Carter Fuller, MD Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., was among the first known black psychiatrists and a pioneer among Alzheimer’s Champions. The grandson of a slave, Dr. Fuller worked along side Dr. Alois Alzheimer, […]

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