$25K GRANT TO HELP RESIDENTS POTENTIALLY STAVE OFF THE ONSET OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
We recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center to help cover the costs of a preventive program designed specifically for African-Americans, who have a high risk of developing the disease.
The “Controlling Our Risk Everyday,” or CORE, program will provide families and care partners instruction, nutritional counseling and educational workshops to help them become healthier and potentially stave off the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias (ADRD).
The center will offer two, 12-week sessions, each with 30 participants. The program will also be part of a broader research study by the University of Central Florida to determine how factors such as vascular disease and lifestyle choices may account for the increased likelihood of ADRD among African Americans.