In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact in Communities of Color
Presented by: Johns Hopkins University and HCR Manor Care
Director: Renee Chenault-Fattah
A panel discussion with filmmaker Renee Chenault-Fattah and the following expert panelists will be held after the screening.
Senior Care Advisor, HCR Manor Care, Arden Courts Memory Care Community
Verna Jones Rodwell
Former Maryland State Senator, Co-Founder of African American Memory Care Forum
Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator, Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Dr. Nana Yaw Adu Sarkosie
Geriatrician, Medical Director for Home Based Primary Care at the Maryland Veterans Administration
Dr. Marilyn Albert
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Free and open to the public; RSVP here.
Join Johns Hopkins University and HCR Manor Care at the SNF Parkway Theatre for a screening and discussion of the documentary In Our Right Mind.
Written, produced and narrated by veteran Philadelphia journalist and lawyer Renee Chenault Fattah, this documentary compassionately tells the stories of African Americans and Hispanics who are affected, the communities that support them and the call to action from a growing band of researchers, scientists, and community leaders who see hope on the horizon. This is a story of people like the Crowder family of Baltimore – for the past seventeen years caring for their father with Alzheimer’s disease and now bearing witness as their mother is living with dementia as well.
In Our Right Mind questions why communities of color are disproportionately impacted, how a collaboration of faith based, community and service organizations that frame health issues like Alzheimer’s as part of a larger story of health disparities and inequalities can all work to change the narrative from one of despair and resignation to hope and empowerment.