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Supporting African American Families Facing Dementia Webinar

 In Alzheimer's Care, Alzheimer's Prevention Tips, Alzheimer's Research, Brain Health

According to recent statistics, by 2030, 40% of Alzheimer’s cases will be in Black and Latino communities. That’s only in 9 years and it’s a very scary statistic. Join us next week for this very important webinar to learn how social determinants of health and access to healthcare impact the risk of Alzheimer’s, and how Faith Village Research Lab has set the course to support the crucial work of caregivers.

Our guest speaker is Fayron Epps, PhD, RN Principal Investigator of the Faith Village Research Lab and Assistant Professor of Nursing at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. 

Supporting African American Families Facing Dementia Webinar
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET for 60 min
Guest Speaker: Fayron Epps, PhD, RN
Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT

Please join us on Tuesday, October 26th for this outstanding Webinar on Supporting African American Families Facing Dementia and Faith Communities through Research and Education. It will be recorded and sent out after. 

Webinar learning objectives:

  • Understand the impact of dementia in the African American community.
  • Discuss various research and education underway to support African American families facing dementia.
  • Discuss the importance of recognizing the church as a key member of the care partner team.

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET for 60 min
Guest Speaker: Fayron Epps, PhD, RN
Host: Christopher Walling, PsyD, MBA, C-IAYT

Dr. Fayron Epps is the Principal Investigator of the Faith Village Research Lab and an Assistant Professor at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Dr. Epps has been a nurse for over 20 years and served in many clinical and leadership roles in the hospital setting. She received her BSN from Tuskegee University, MSN in Health Care Systems Management from Loyola University New Orleans, and a PhD in Nursing from Southern University and A & M College. In 2015, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Dr. Epps enjoys mentoring students and cultivating their love for the field of gerontology. 

Dr. Epps has devoted her career as a nurse leader to reducing health disparities for underserved populations through innovative, culturally relevant programs for the African American community. She works closely with an interdisciplinary team to promote quality of life for African Americans living with dementia and their family caregivers/care partners through self-care and meaningful activities. Dr. Epps is also the founder of Alter, the only nurse-led dementia-friendly initiative to support African American congregations. Dr. Epps oversees several faith-based research-related projects and is an active member in several local, regional, and national organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Gerontological Society, the Alzheimer’s Association Georgia Chapter, and Meals on Wheels Atlanta. 

This webinar will be recorded and sent to you a few days laterThe link for Zoom video access will be sent out in the confirmation email after registration is completed.

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This webinar is part of ARPF’s fundraising initiative. Your registration fee ensures we can continue our outreach and educational programs. We thank you for supporting our mission.

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