Latinos Hit Hard By Alzheimer’s
The Los Angeles Times reports that Latinos tend to develop Alzheimer’s Disease about seven years earlier than whites. This, combined with lower levels of health insurance, income and education and higher levels of diabetes and high blood pressure, makes for a bad mix.
According to the Times:
“The Alzheimer’s Association calls the situation ‘a looming but unrecognized public health crisis’ and predicts that Alzheimer’s and related dementias could afflict 1.3 million older Latinos by 2050, up from about 200,000 currently.”
Then there are cultural and language issues, for more check out the whole story here.
[Image Courtesy U.S. National Institute on Aging]