The Memory and Aging Community Advisory Board (MACAB) is a group of dedicated people whose overall concern is the physical, mental, and social well-being of the senior community of Greater Baltimore. The MACAB was formed in 2004 and is comprised of community leaders, health professionals, and families who have been touched by dementia including Alzheimer's disease.
This group works with the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (JHADRC) and the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer Treatment Center (MATC) and various other groups to help increase community access to healthcare, knowledge, and research opportunities related to Alzheimer's disease, memory loss, and senior health.
The mission of the MACAB is to focus on four of the most critical needs in addressing the impact of dementia including Alzheimer's disease and related disorders on Greater Baltimore residents and caregivers.
These needs include:
Education - Increase access of AD education and care interventions in the Greater Baltimore community
Recruitment - Enhance the integrity of Alzheimer's research through recruitment of diverse ethnic and racial groups
Communication about research - Provide a forum for community concerns about research
Revisions in procedures - Improve research so that it is consistent with community goals and needs