Minorities At Higher Risk of Showing Signs of Alzheimer's Earlier - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/21/04

Minorities At Higher Risk of Showing Signs of Alzheimer's Earlier

Two new studies are of great concern to Blacks and Hispanics.

The first study finds Hispanics start showing the memory loss that comes with Alzheimer's disease nearly seven years earlier than whites. While the second study shows African Americans are two to three times more likely than whites to end up with Alzheimer's.

The news comes from the 9th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease which continues this week in Philadelphia.

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