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Dementia Outreach Effort Aimed at Minorities in Minn.

Updated: 03/05/2014 7:31 AM
Created: 03/04/2014 8:24 PM KSTP.com
By: Nick Winkler

Rep. Rena Moran, DFL-St. Paul, is sponsoring a bill that provides $200,000 for dementia outreach and education in minority communities.

Minorities are less likely to be diagnosed or seek help for dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota.

The goal is to develop portable services and position them in minority communities so people are more likely to seek help.

If you are a caregiver or know someone who needs help contact the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota - North Dakota or call the helpline anytime at 800-272-3900.

Additionally, Volunteers of America Minnesota organizes a memory loss support group specifically for African Americans. You may reach Dorothea Harris at 952-945-4175.


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