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Latest Developments in Alzheimer's and the AAPI, LGBTQIA+ Communities

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Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It begins with mild memory loss and progresses to more severe effects, in some cases leading to the loss of the ability to carry on a conversation or respond to the surrounding environment. According to the CDC, in 2020, 5.8 million Americans were living with Alzheimer's; the number of people living with the disease doubles every five years beyond the age of 65; and as many as 14 million people in the United States are projected to have Alzheimer's by the year 2060.

The disease and its impact can be experienced in different ways in different communities. 

Join us live as television host Michelle Meow leads a discussion with health experts and Alzheimer's advocates. They'll discuss Alzheimer's awareness, caregiving and the API stigma, filial piety, a personal caregiving story, LGBTQ caregiving and family dynamics, early detection, and brain health.

This is a free event—your chance to learn more about this disease affecting millions of people.


This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

The Commonwealth Club is a nonprofit public forum; we welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming. 

The Michelle Meow Show thanks Kaiser Permanente for its support of independent LGBTQ media producers. 

Kaiser Permanente

See more  Michelle Meow Show programs at The Commonwealth Club of California.

Photos courtesy the speakers.

Tue, Jun 20 / 6:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Jarmin Yeh

Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco; Research focuses on investigating social justice issues impacting the quality of life of community-dwelling older adults, people living with dementia, and caregivers

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Stan Wong

Volunteer, Alzheimer's Association San Francisco Walk 2021; Event Experience Coordinator, SF Walk Committee; Volunteer, San Francisco Chapter's Chinese and LGBTQ Community Outreach Programs and Alzheimer's Advocacy

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Xiaorong Ou

Ph.D., in Neurobiology, University of Southern California; Community Engagement Manager–Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Research Champion, Alzheimer's Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter

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Michelle Meow

Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Host


5:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
6–7 p.m. program
(all times PDT)