Increasing diversity with REAL TALK


A Principal Investigator on several
NIH-funded grants, Dr. Langbaum
has been honored for her work
in Alzheimer’s research.

In line with the recruitment strategies recommended by the expert panel, Banner Sun Health Research Institute and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute are working to increase diversity in Alzheimer’s research. They recently received generous funding from the Arizona Community Foundation, Arthea China, Copperpoint, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, and individual donors to fund a webinar series called REAL TALK.

REAL TALK offers two-hour sessions focused on engaging in open dialogue with communities of color, caregivers, clinicians, and medical providers about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Sessions include storytelling by caregivers, presentations by dementia experts, and an online resource room.

REAL TALK was inspired by a patient and caregiver who struggled with the challenge of finding and accessing dementia care and support for people of color. Together with Dr. Danielle Goldfarb, Banner Sun Health Research Institute dementia specialist, they created REAL TALK to give everyone regardless of background access to dementia care resources.

Visit the REAL TALK website for more information and to watch the series on demand.

This special initiative depends on ongoing philanthropic support, as insurance does not cover outreach to underserved populations or staff training. Philanthropic partners enable our team to reach underserved populations and implement efforts to improve access to culturally appropriate dementia care throughout our community.

Invest in the health of our communities, now and in the future, with a tax-deductible gift to the Banner Alzheimer’s Foundation. Donate online (under Gift Designation, select BAI Family & Community Services).

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