Many Americans dismiss the warning signs of Alzheimer's, believing that these symptoms are a part of normal aging. They are diagnosed too late and miss the opportunity to get the best care possible. This is of even greater concern for African-Americans, who are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than whites.
African-Americans have a higher rate of vascular disease (diseases involving blood vessels, including heart attack and stroke) – one of the suspected risk factors of Alzheimer's disease. By working together, we hope to reduce these 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 Alzheimer’s treatments, research and care.