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Advocates for African American Elders: Inaugural Event Featuring Congresswoman Maxine Waters


Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) recently introduced H.R. 2800, a bill to reauthorize the Missing Alzheimer's Disease Patient Alert Program. Advocates for African American Elders (AAAE) at the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging welcomed Rep. Waters to discuss the bill with the community and be honored for her long-standing service and advocacy on behalf of older adults and other vulnerable populations in the community.


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This is the Pilot Project of the Advocates for African American Elders Coordinated Care Outreach Program.

Listen to Dr. Lincoln's interview on Korean morning radio, Wave in Buscan, discussing elderly neglect issues in that country and their parallels with issues concerning the elderly population in the United States.

Dr. Karen Lincoln speaks at the Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

Informational Hearing
California's Service Delivery System for Older Adults: Envisioning the Ideal

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Glendale Central Library
222 East Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205

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African Americans are at a significantly higher risk than whites of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and they also report lower levels of AD literacy than their white counterparts.


Karen Lincoln, associate professor and founder of Advocates for African American Elders, launched the BrainWorks research study to promote AD literacy within the African American community. This study aimed to help individuals identify AD symptoms and encourage them to seek help from a physician or mental health provider.


Lincoln's study shows that older African Americans who received culturally tailored text messages about Alzheimer’s disease had the highest increase in Alzheimer’s disease literacy levels when compared with other participants.



The Economic Argument for More Aid to the Elderly Poor

The Wall Street Journal, The Experts

January 23, 2015

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Professor Leads Outreach to African American Elders

Hamovitch, P.I. Vol. 2, Issue 3 Fall 2012
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Hole in the Head: A Life Revealed
February 7, 2014
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Advocates for African American Elders Receives New Funding
July 29, 2014
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Bryan Gaines discusses family issues such as child discipline, elderly care, marriage and divorce on Exhale on the Aspire TV Network. "Family," Season 2, Episode 3, 2014.

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