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A study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago suggests that African Americans are less likely to have Alzheimer’s disease but more likely to have other forms of dementia. Researchers analyzed 122 brains of people that had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s while living and found that over 70% of the brains belonging to African-Americans showed evidence of other neurodegenerative conditions.
Read more about why Alzheimer’s may affect races differently and learn what it means for researchers fighting the disease.
How Alzheimer’s May Affect Races Differently
According to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, African-Americans are less likely than Caucasians to have Alzheimer’s but are more likely Read more
Recent studies explored the racial disparities in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and found that the stress of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods may substantially increase the risk of dementia among African-Americans.
Learn more about these studies and the impact of social factors on brain health and the risk of dementia.
Studies Show Racial Inequities Play a Role in the Risk of Dementia
In four separate studies, researchers concluded that conditions that disproportionately affect African-Americans – including poor living conditions and stressful life events – may have a severe impact on brain health later in life.
One of the four studies from Read more