- 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:
- Learn how you can help maintain a healthy brain to reduce risk of developing Alzheimer’s
- Know the 10 Warning Signs so you can help identify symptoms in loved ones
- Seek diagnosis and treatment for yourself and family members
- Reach out to the Alzheimer’s Association for local resources
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.