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Minorities Struggle with Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The Alzheimer’s Association has released a study that says African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to develop dementia. The troubling disease is taking over the lives of more minorities due to lack of good health insurance.

The study found that African-Americans are about two times more likely and Hispanics are about 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The reason for this is not believed to be genetics, but rather their lack of comprehensive medical care.

Some family members ignore signs of Alzheimer’s, victims are unaware, and before you know it the disease matures into a stage beyond doctors’ control.

Those with the disease often times don’t have access to affordable medical insurance which lessens their quality of life. Other conditions linked to the Alzheimer’s often go untreated including diabetes and high blood pressure.

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