African Americans & Alzheimer’s Disease: What You Need to Know

  • African Americans are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s than Caucasians because of higher rates of diabetes, vascular disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  • Heart and brain health are closely linked.
  • African American populations are more adversely affected by Alzheimer’s because they are less likely to have a formal diagnosis resulting in less time to seek early treatment, make lifestyle changes and plan for the future.

Know the facts and seek support:

No one has to face Alzheimer’s alone. Like Barbara, you can find the resources and support you need to find hope. Call the Alzheimer’s Association today: 1.800.272.3900.


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