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On the eve of Covid we premiered our film In Our Right Mind- Alzhemier's and Other Dementias Impact in Communities of Color .

Three years later we have witnessed the Alzheimer's landscape change in profound ways.

Thanks in large part to The Biden-Harris Administration and their commitment to science and government funded research, there are important developments giving a renewed sense of hope.

  • In the summer of 2023, The FDA granted traditional full approval providing Medicare coverage for the drug Leqembi, the FIRST medicine proven to slow the course for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

  • In mid 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services CMS will release a new initiative as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's commitment to increase support and resources for caregivers. GUIDE (Guiding and Improved Dementia Experience) will focus on dementia care management-improving  the quality of life for people living with dementia while reducing the strain of their unpaid caregivers.

And yet, with all the important developments and renewed support, we face huge challenges.

Almost two thirds of all Americans with Alzheimer's are women.

Sixty to seventy percent of all unpaid Alzheimer's and dementia caregivers are women. And at the intersection of these sobering statistics are women of color.

Older Black Americans are twice as likely as older Whites to have Alzheimer's or another dementia.

It is why I have refocused, updated and relaunched this site as a resource and platform for sharing information and support for caregivers , people living with the disease and all those interested. Please check in frequently and also go to our Comment section to send me your suggestions and stories.

 

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Save The Date: Join us at The James M. Dixon Purple Affair, August 18th 2024, Atlanta GA and click here to learn more about the James M. Dixon Foundation 

February 26th, 2024

Thank you First Lady Jill Biden for inviting me to the White House screening of Rustin, a powerful story of a long-erased civil rights activist. The film takes us into the world of Bayard Rustin, a West Chester native who organized the 1963 March on Washington while combating homophobia and racism. Bayard is powerfully played by Philly native and Oscar-nominated Colmon Domingo.

Film has the power to inspire understanding and change and I love that it is being viewed at the People’s House on the last week of Black History Month.#FilmForChange

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December 16th, 2023

Renée Chenault Fattah, Keynote Speaker at NAACP Freedom Fund And Foot Soldier Luncheon 

August 31st-September 2nd, 2023

Kennedy Summer School: A Festival of Irish and American History and Politics

Renée Chenault Fattah, Panelist discussing current state of Presidential Politics.

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May 19, 2022

Renée Chenault Fattah, Keynote Speaker at Johns Hopkins

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Master’s Commencement.

"The Power of Narrative"

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Check our site for periodic Alzheimer’s News updates compiled by Science Writer and Educator, Carolyn Usrey, seen here at the Premiere Screening of "In Our Right Mind in October of 2019 with my late mother Dora Taylor Chenault. I miss you Mom.

Please visit: seniorlawcenter.org for more information on resources and help for older Pennsylvanians.

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