New Coalition Working On Oklahoma’s Alzheimer’s Plan


Tuesday, November 30th 2021, 10:24 am


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The Oklahoma Healthy Brain Initiative is looking for people that want to get involved personally, professionally or just as an advocate. 

“For us to really provide the best programs and services in Oklahoma is to collaborate together. We already have wonderful organizations providing services. We just need to really make sure we are all working together,” said Morgan Fitzgerald with the Oklahoma Healthy Brain Program.

 Right now, the state is seeing programs as silos, all working individually helping patients and caregivers with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The goal of this coalition is to create a collective helping force.

 “We are focusing on policy development, policy development, workforce development, as well as data and surveillance,” said Fitzgerald.

 More than 14% of Oklahomans over the age of 45 have Alzheimer's or confusion and memory loss.

 “We have over 1,000 caregivers in Oklahoma, and we want to make sure we support all of them,” said Fitzgerald.

If you’re interested, it takes about 5 hours of training. Groups will meet quarterly for 2 hours and have bi-monthly work meetings.

 To sign up use this QR code:

Alzheimer's QR COde