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Mission Statement

The African American Alzheimer's and Wellness Association is committed to enhancing the quality of life by promoting healthy minds for all through education, support and training.

AAAWA is dedicated to making a difference in helping
"Our Community".

We feel the need to concentrate on the care of seniors in our community; Bridge Program is the special program we have selected to do just that. Visit here to find out more about AAAWA and the Bridge Program.

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Press Release

Promoting Healthy Minds and
Healthy African American Communities

The African-American population, due to high risk of diabetes and hypertension are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease.  However, proper screening and education can decrease these astonishing numbers. We are here to promote healthy minds for our seniors while providing knowledge of a healthy disease preventative lifestyle.

Please view this touching video to see how Dementia touches us all...

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Learning Center
What is Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's (AHLZ-high-merz) is a disease that results in the loss of brain cells.  It is the most common form of dementia, which is a group of brain disorders that cause confusion and problems with memory, thinking and reasoning.
What is Hypertension

High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body.

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that affects 22 million Americans. An additional 54 million Americans are at risk for developing the disease.

We are a Community

As African-Americans, we are a community.  Community is defined as a group of people living in the same area. A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality; share government and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.

There are approximately 5 million people who have Alzheimer's Disease. And the African-Americans may be at especially high risk for the disease.

Future Facts

By the year 2030 there will be approximately 6.9 million African-Americans 65 or older. We want to build healthy minds for the future. Remember that with increasing age we have an increased risk for developing this disease!

If you are interested in donating to this non-profit organization, then please send your tax deductable donation to the address listed below, 100% of all donations go to further the education and support of Alzheimer's Disease in the African-American community.

African American Alzheimer's Association
112 Jefferson Ave.
Suite 16
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Thank you in advance for your support in spreading the information concerning our African-American population and Alzheimer's disease.