Alzheimer's Disease in Mexican Americans - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/25/10

Alzheimer's Disease in Mexican Americans

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By Karin McCay| email

Edited by Jordyn Nelson

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – There has been a lot of study on Alzheimer's in general, but not so much to determine why there is a high incidence in that diagnosis at a younger age among Hispanics. However, that's the focus now for researchers at the Texas Tech Health Science Center.

The Neurology Department there, and along with the Alzheimer's Association are organizing several presentations in the next few weeks to find people who might want to be a part of this stud, and to help caregivers know more about what resources are out there to help them.

Dr. Sid O'Bryant said that they will be talking about understanding the disease and discussing what does Alzheimer's actually look like.  They will also provide resources available in the community on issues related to caregivers.

The information below is a list of the upcoming clinics.

10/26/10

5:30pm – 6:30pm: Alzheimer's 101 at Texas Tech University Library

10/28/10

1:00pm – 3:00pm: Maggie Trejo Super Center (Halloween party); 3200 Amherst, Lubbock, TX 79415 (806) 767-2705

11/7/10

8:00am – 12:00pm: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church; 635 S. 4th Street, Slaton, Tx 79364

(806) 828-5108

 

Here are the addresses of Senior Citizens Centers where Dr. O'Bryant will be presenting:

10/27/10 Alzheimer's Disease Presentation: Senior Citizens Center, 106 East North Street, Bovina, TX

11/8/10 Depression Presentation: 1410 Washington Ave. Friona, TX

(806)250-3645

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