New Alzheimer's Study For African-Americans

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As much as you hear about High Blood Pressure and Diabetes on the rise in the African-American community, hearing about someone being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is becoming more frequent. It is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s Disease is a brain disorder that destroys brain cells and causes memory loss and can result in disrupting your life and be progressively fatal. It affects over 5 million Americans and is the most common form of dementia. Fifty to Eighty percent of dementia cases are accounted by Alzheimer’s. African-Americans are at a greater risk to developing Alzheimer’s disease than other races. It is suspected because of the higher rate of vascular disease (diseases involving blood vessels, including heart attack and stoke) is a major factor that makes the African-American rate higher than other populations.

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