Since 2005 the African American Alzheimer’s and Wellness Association, born out
of a great need to support those that are at the greatest risk for developing
Alzheimer’s and other dementia’s, has serviced the Columbus and surrounding
areas. We have a board of directors that have over 50 years of knowledge and
experience in this specialized area of caring for those in need.
While we serve all families regardless of race, statistics show that the African
American is at greatest risk for developing this disease due to hypertension and
diabetes being so prevalent in our community. Both of these diseases increase
the risk for Alzheimer’s!
Alzheimer’s disease is a brain complication that is not a normal aging process, it
destroys memory and independence and also robs families of a normal
relationship with their loved one.
The African American Alzheimer’s and Wellness Association realizes the challenges
that face approximately ﬁve million Americans older than 65 and a half million
Americans younger than age 65 that have some form of dementia.
We are here to help! We provide many services from information and educational
materials, memory screening for early detection and our specialized Kustaafu Arts
Program. Research have conﬁrmed that those with dementia can ﬁnd ways to
express themselves and “the arts” is one form of their expression.
We also provide Wellness Workshops to church congregations and corporate
We look forward to hearing from you call now 800-489-6040 you will not regret