Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, believing that these symptoms are a normal part of aging. This is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning. By working together, we hope to reduce the risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer’s disease among African-Americans.
Because African-Americans are more likely to have vascular disease (disorders affecting the circulatory system), they may also be at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
Being Black History Month, The Alzheimer’s Association of America is shedding some light on some interesting facts and research pertaining to African Americans and Alzheimer’s Disease. Please visit the below link for 10 warning signs to look for in a loved one: