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African-Americans and Alzheimer's

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There is a critical need for African-American clinical trial participants. Join a study today and help move research forward tomorrow.



African-Americans are at a higher risk for Alzheimer's disease.



Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer's, believing that these symptoms are a normal part of aging. This is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are two times more likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease than whites and less likely to have a diagnosis of their condition, resulting in less time for treatment and planning. By working together, we hope to reduce the risk factors and reverse the growing trend of Alzheimer's disease among African-Americans. Sign up for our e-newsletter and get the latest info on treatments, research and care.



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    Your memory often changes as you grow older. But memory loss that disrupts daily life is not a typical part of aging.
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  • A Caregiver’s Story

    Caregiver Wanda Young describes the benefits and importance of participating in clinical trials.
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  • Brain Health

    Researchers have identified factors that signal a greater risk, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of exercise and diabetes.
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  • Leading the Way

    Solomon Carter Fuller, M.D., was one of the first known black psychiatrists and worked alongside Dr. Alois Alzheimer.
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