History Highlight: Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller

During this month, the Alzheimer’s Association is highlighting African Americans who have had an impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. I will do the same.

Today’s spotlight is on Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, America’s first known black psychiatrist, who worked tirelessly in the field of Alzheimer’s research and was an early pioneer in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Fuller graduated from Boston University of Medicine and worked with Alois Alzheimer, helping to identify this devastating disease.

Did you know:

Did you know that African Americans are about two times as likely as their white counterparts to develop Alzheimer’s disease; and less likely to receive a diagnosis resulting in less time for treatment and planning?

There is still so much that we don’t know about Alzheimer’s disease, but the work of the Alzheimer’s Association is making strides to change this, little by little, thanks to the tireless efforts of people like Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller.

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