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There is a great need for help in the Hispanic community and the Alzheimer's Association is here to meet that need. Hispanics are the fastest-growing population in the United States. During the first half of the 21st Century, the number of Hispanic elders with Alzheimer's and related dementias could increase more than six-fold, from fewer than 200,000 today to as many as 1.3 million by 2050. You can make a difference. Get the help you need, encourage your friends to get help if they need it, or help the cause by volunteering at one of our events.
Research is beginning to uncover the impact of Alzheimer’s disease among Hispanics: According to the 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, Hispanics are about 1.5 more times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than whites.
Large scale events, such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s and our annual Hispanic Caregiver Seminar, allow the Hispanic community to come together and learn from one another. As members of the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Alzheimer’s Association stays connected with what goes on in the Hispanic community.
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease makes a substantial, positive difference in the caregiving experience. The Alzheimer’s Association offers a number of workshops in Spanish to help Hispanic families understand the disease, as well as what can be done to help persons with dementia and caregivers alike.
The Alzheimer's Association understands that family matters most. With services such as REACH and our 24/7 Helpline, we can help you make the best decisions for your loved one so you can be sure that you are doing the best you can.
The Alzheimer's Association now has a support group for Spanish speakers and there are more on the way. Please call if you wish to attend this group or want information about starting a new one.
Call 1-800-272-3900 any time of day or night, 365 days per year.