Saturday, May 18, 2024

Spike in Alzheimer’s Among Latinos Prompts Tough Conversations

With Latinos among the fastest-growing minority in the country, the number of Latinos with Alzheimer’s is also rising, expected to spike to more than eight times by 2060, roughly 3.5 million, per findings by the University of Southern California’s Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging and the Latinos Against Alzheimer’s network. With advanced age as […]

GUEST BLOGGER SERIES: Beatriz Terrazas “Where I Come From–A Latino Family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s”

My friend asked the question during a conversation about my mother, who has Alzheimer’s: What about a nursing home? She asked because I was on my way to El Paso to relieve my sister for two weeks. My sister works fulltime but she is in charge of scheduling Mom’s care. She ferries Mom to doctor […]

Minorities Suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease at Higher Rates

According to a report released by the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, minorities have a higher risk of developing degenerative mental diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.  Blacks are about two times as likely to develop the diseases as non-Blacks, and Hispanics are about 1.5 times as likely to develop the disease.  It is […]