Alzheimer’s awareness brought to local churches

Alzheimer’s awareness brought to local churches
October 24
04:43 2019

The Sticht Center for Healthy Aging & Alzheimer’s Prevention (SCHAAP) from Wake Forest Baptist Health is offering lunch & learns at local churches to make people more knowledgeable about the disease. The sessions are free of charge and the material presented can be tailored specifically toward your congregation. The information is for those suffering from the disease, caretakers and those with family members with Alzheimer’s.

Since mental illness is somewhat taboo in the African American community, it is very important for the community to become educated in Alzheimer’s awareness, especially since the disease has become more prevalent than ever.

Deb Burcombe, program director of outreach for the SCHAAP, says one of her goals in life is to try and make her job obsolete by eventually helping to find a cure for the disease.

According to Burcombe, they have done several lunch & learns at local churches, including Union Baptist. She stated they received great feedback from every location and their goal is to continue spreading the word about the services they offer.

Along with the lunch & learns, SCHAAP offers confidential memory screenings, as well as the Aging Well Series held at the downtown library on the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. These services are free of charge.

For more information on the lunch & learns or the other services SCHAAP offers, please contact Deb Burcombe at 336-713-6172.

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