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Asians and Pacific Islanders and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease is a growing concern within the Asian and Pacific Islander community. Asians and Pacific Islanders (APIs) comprise a diverse group of people originating from as many as 50 nations and speaking more than 100 different languages and dialects.

In the United States, there are over 14 million Asians and over 1 million native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. Asians account for over 5 percent of the U.S. population. This number represents an increase of 43 percent from the 2000 census, which makes Asian Americans one the fastest growing major racial/ethnic group. The number of APIs is expected to grow to over 40 million by the year 2050.

A number of barriers such as cultural beliefs and language can prevent early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is not normal aging or a mental illness. It is a brain disease that gets worse over time. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are ways to manage the symptoms and help the elder and the family.

If Alzheimer’s disease is a concern for you or someone in your family, it is very important to have accurate information and good support. The Alzheimer’s Association and this website can help you learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, apply caregiving tips and identify resources.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau

//www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff06.html
//www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-02.pdf
//www.census.gov/population/www/pop-profile/natproj.html


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阿滋海默症是亞裔和美國太平洋居民社群中越來越關心的一個問題。亞裔和美國太平洋居民 (API) 由來自 50 個民族的不同人群組成,他們說著 100 多種不同的語言和方言。

美國有超過 1400 萬亞裔和 100 多萬夏威夷土著人和太平洋居民。亞裔占美國人口的 5%。自 2000 年人口普查起,這一數字增長了 43%,這使得亞裔美國人成為增長速度最快的主要種族之一。預計到 2050 年,API 數將增長到 4000 萬以上。

文化信仰和語言等眾多障礙會妨礙阿滋海默症的及早診斷與治療。阿滋海默症不是正常的衰老也不是精神疾病。這是一種會隨時間而惡化的大腦疾病。阿滋海默症無法治癒,但有方法控制症狀以及協助年長者及其家庭。

如果您或您的家人患有阿滋海默症,獲得準確的資訊以及良好的支援非常重要。Alzheimer’s Association 及其網站可協助您瞭解有關阿滋海默症的更多資訊,應用照護提示以及確定資源。


資料來源:美國人口普查局

//www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff06.html
//www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-02.pdf
//www.census.gov/population/www/pop-profile/natproj.html


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