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African American Outreach
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Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a degenerative neurological disease of the brain. That is why early detection is so critical. Because African Americans in the United States have higher rates of vascular disease, they also may be at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s. According to a growing body of evidence, risk factors for vascular disease—including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol—may also be risk factors for Alzheimer’s and stroke related-dementia.

Learn more: Be Heart Smart and Adopt a Brain Healthy Diet.

For more information about our free programs and services contact Marcia McKenzie, Director, Diversity Initiatives at mmckenzie@alz.org or 413.787.1113


Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.