The Alzheimer's Threat.
Thank you for the wonderful article, "The Alzheimer's Threat" (July 2004). The attention you gave this dreaded disease is commensurate with EBONY'S long tradition of journalistic integrity and focus on issues critical to the survival and welfare of African-Americans. Your article will do much to educate persons about the impact of Alzheimer's disease on family and community resources.
I would ask only that you correct the acronym you used for the Joseph and Kathleen Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (Bryan ADRC) at Duke University Medical Center and let your readership know how to contact us for more information. Your article referred to the ADRCO, and there is no such organization. The correct reference is Bryan ADRC. This distinction is important so that persons may contact us for information and resources.
The Bryan ADRC is one of 32 national Alzheimer's disease centers funded by the National Institute on Aging to combine resources and research efforts to conquer Alzheimer's disease and other dementing illnesses. In keeping with this commitment, the African-American Community Outreach Program (AACOP) was formed in 1995 to ensure access by all persons to state-of-the-art clinical care, research efforts, and caregiving resources.
To learn more about the activities of AACOP, please contact the Rev. Henry L. Edmonds, M.Ed., Program Coordinator, AACOP, Bryan ADRC, 2200 W. Main Street, Suite A-230, Durham, N.C. 27705, Phone: (919) 416-5385.
Rev. Henry L. Edmonds
African-American Community Outreach Program
Durham, N. C.