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Alzheimer's Talks: a free teleconference series offered by UsAgainstAlzheimer's Network covering a wide range of topics with leaders in the Alzheimer's community. To to sign up for upcoming teleconferences visit: www.usagainstalzheimers.org.
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Alzheimer's Talks - September 2017
This Alzheimer’s Talks by UsAgainstAlzheimer's focused on the importance of clinical trials, particularly to better understand the motivations and barriers of participation among diverse communities. This call was hosted by Jason Resendez, director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s network and Dr. Goldie Byrd, Director of the Center for Outreach in Alzheimer’s Aging and Community Health at North Carolina A&T State University.
Dr. Byrd’s work focuses on Alzheimer’s in African American communities, both genetic research and also her center’s priority on community engagement, specifically to involve underrepresented populations in clinical trials and research. They were joined by two very special guests, Daisy Duarte and Valerie Smith, both of whom have volunteered for clinical trials and are also caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or memory loss. They shared their experiences and offered insights into the importance of taking part in research.