Rutgers University Newark’s Office of University-Community Partnerships and The African American Brain Health Initiative (AABHI) will host “Forget Me Not”. The award winning play directed by Garrett Davis of the Forget Me Not Project takes the audience into the life of a family facing Alzheimer’s disease and shows the disease’s impact on relationships among family members, friends, and others in the community. Alzheimer’s affects African Americans at higher rates than other ethnicities, and the battle against the disease requires community-level efforts to prevent, slow, and ultimately cure it. In addition to the play, we will host a discussion with a panel of local Alzheimer’s experts during intermission. The experts will answer important questions about increasing awareness and understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease, medical and social services available in their communities, how to lead brain healthy lifestyles, how to reduce risk factors, and increase participation of African Americans in biomedical research. The play will be held on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at the Rutgers University-Newark Paul Robeson Campus Center. A light breakfast and lunch will be available. Registration is required and seating is limited.
For more information, please see our online video advertisement, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4udGdQR5tWI, or the attached flyer.