Free community Brain Health Brunch promotes brain health strategies, caregiver support in African American community


    Special promotional content provided by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

    A celebration of brain health in the African American community will take place at the 10th Annual Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch, Saturday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 2969 Cahill Main in Fitchburg. Learn about healthy aging strategies, caregiver support, and Alzheimer’s disease research programs in Madison.

    The event is free and open to the public. Please register online for the free community brunch at, or call (608) 232-3400 to register over the phone. Walk-ins day of the event are welcomed. Please encourage your family and friends to attend.

    This year’s event will feature renowned Alzheimer’s disease researcher Dr. Peggye Dilworth-Anderson. She will present her talk “My Story, Your Story: Sharing the Dementia Caregiver’s Journey.” 

    Dilworth-Anderson, PhD, is professor of Health Policy & Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Her research focus is on health disparities and Alzheimer’s disease with an emphasis on building knowledge for the scientific and lay community to inform conducting culturally relevant research and disseminating information about Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in medically underserved diverse populations.

    In recognition of her research in aging, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson received the Pearmain Prize for Excellence in Research on Aging from the University of Southern California (USC) Roybal Institute on Aging. This award exemplifies outstanding contributions to the field of translational aging research and its import to issues directly relating to older people. UNC awarded her the University Diversity Award in recognition of her commitment to diversity and inclusion in research, teaching and leadership. She received the Ronald & Nancy Reagan Alzheimer’s Research Award for her research contributions on Alzheimer’s disease in medically underserved populations from the Alzheimer’s Association. 

    Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has served in numerous leadership roles throughout her career. Having a strong commitment to supporting the next generation of researchers in aging, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson has dedicated many years to training and mentoring graduate and medical students, fellows, and junior and mid-career faculty interested in the field of aging.

    A graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Dr. Dilworth-Anderson received her master’s and doctorate degrees in sociology from Northwestern University and post-doctoral training from the Midwest Council of Social Research in Aging. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society and National Council of Family Relations.

    The Solomon Carter Fuller event is held each year to build awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in the African American community. The event is named in honor of Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, a pioneering African American scientist who made significant contributions to the study of Alzheimer’s disease. The Solomon Carter Fuller Brain Health Brunch is sponsored by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.