Disparities in Dementia
The Hispanic Perspective and Alzheimer's Disease
Unique cultures and traditions surround us, built on passion which create a bond that celebrates heritage and history. For the Hispanic and Latino populations, this can often be celebrated with food, family, and music. But they’re also connected by the disproportional rate in which they face Alzheimer’s disease - more than 50% times more likely than non-Hispanic white counterparts. Listen now with guests from Arizona State University's Center for Innovation and Healthy and Resilient Aging.
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Arizona anticipated to experience the highest-growth rate of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationally, it’s important to create more programs and resources to help entire communities understand what dementia is and how it affects people. The Dementia Friendly Arizona initiative, led by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, is working to ensure communities across the state are equipped to support people living with dementia and their caregivers.