Donate $5.00 and/or attend Luncheon To Dominate Dementia Jan 2011 - December 2012. In The Black Community And Abroad. Goal Is 1 million dollars. Donate Today! The youth & elderly citizen of our society deserve it. Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere DD-BMH, CPC-CC
Community Support & African Americans
"You Can Help To Heal A Community From Dementia, Today!" In 2010, the Alzheimer's Association commented upon a "silent epidemic" of dementia within America's black community. Black peo...ple are not well represented at Memory Disorder Centers or Alzheimer's Disease Centers, and there appears to be a disproportionately high rate of dementia within the black community. But little else is really well understood. Findings from a small 2005 study in Florida, however, suggest that some black communities may accept dementia as a normal part of aging and don't use medical terms to describe the condition. Also, the role of family and community has both positive and negative implications for the person with dementia.