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

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

For one thing, many studies show that African Americans are more at risk for the disease than other population groups. Studies also show that the condition affects 14% to 100% more African Americans than white Americans. Reports also show that type 2 diabetes is another driver of higher rates of Alzheimer’s among African Americans. Finally, investigators urged care providers to consider how poverty, stigma, conflict and discrimination work to increase African Americans’ risk for dementia. To learn more about Black people and AD, read “Why Do African Americans Suffer Higher Rates of Alzheimer’s?”

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