Stanis is an Advocate for Alzheimer’s disease which affects 5.7 Million People
WHEN: Friday, November 9, 2018 5:30 p.m. (refreshments served 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education, Ballroom. Meharry Medical College, 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr., Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208.
WHY: Alzheimer’s disease affects 5.7 million Americans. A new report by the Alzheimer’s Association reveals the burden of Alzheimer’s on caregivers. Stanis wants to share how her family dealt with her mother’s diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
WHO: BernNadette Stanis is an actress and author best known for her role as the quick witted, Thelma Evans on the top rated sitcom “Good Times” which continues to air in syndication. She is a national spokesperson for Alzheimer’s and has established her own Foundation, RememberingtheGoodTimes.org in honor of her mother who passed away in 2011. She is the author of “The Last Night, A caregivers Journey Through Transition and Beyond.”
EVENT DETAILS: Stanis will be available for media interviews and a Meharry physician will be available to speak about the medical impact of Alzheimer’s. Stanis has a Nashville connection with her daughter enrolled in medical school at Meharry. Stanis and her daughter are giving back to the community through advocacy. Meharry’s Medical School Dean, Dr. Veronica Mallett, will give opening remarks.
About Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College founded in 1876, is the nation’s largest private, independent historically black academic health center dedicated to educating minority and other health professionals. True to its heritage, it is a United Methodist Church affiliated institution. The College is particularly well known for its uniquely nurturing, highly effective educational programs; emerging preeminence in health disparities research; culturally sensitive, evidence-based health services and significant contribution to the diversity of the nation’s health professions workforce. Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s ranking of institutions annually lists Meharry as a leading national educator of African Americans with M.D. and D.D.S. degrees and Ph.D. degrees in the biomedical sciences. Visit www.mmc.edu to learn more.