Fabu Carter, an outreach specialist with the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, was a guest on "Black Like Me," a podcast hosted by Madison pastor and community leader Dr. Alex Gee. They discussed the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the African American community, the need for research involving African Americans, and Dr. Gee’s experiences with his mother’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Gee, as well as Ms. Carter, emphasized the need for research involving African Americans; “They need to understand what’s happening in the African American body and our physiology. Otherwise, when treatments do come out, and I’m hopeful that they will, we don’t know how it works on us,” said Dr. Gee. Carter elaborated on this stating, “It is safe to engage in memory research, and the benefits outweigh any disadvantages.”
“Remembering Alzhiemer’s with Guest Fabu Carter” was posted on March 20, 2018.