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How does alzheimers affect hispanics




More than what one imagines!

There’s an alarming increase of Alzheimer’s disease incidences in the Latino community. Studies suggest that Latino individuals are at a three times greater risk for developing dementia due to: pareja del mes hispano de alzheimer


Diabetes and heart diseases: these conditions have greater incidence rates among Hispanics in comparison to non-Hispanics. Diabetes and the diseases of the heart tie with a greater risk to develop Alzheimer’s.

Life expectancy: in 2050, the average Latino life expectancy will be 87 years, exceeding all other ethnic groups in the United States. For that reason, Hispanics will be more between the population affected by the disease.

Education factors: apparently, education has a protective effect against Alzheimer’s, and people with a higher education have less risk. Unfortunately, older Hispanics have the lowest levels of formal education in the country.

Differences exit within the Latin sub-groups, although reasons are not clear. Studies demonstrate that Central Americans of California have an incidence rate similar to that of the Anglo-Saxon white population; but in the case of Hispanic Caribbean of New York, Alzheimer’s rates surpass the general average widely, independently of the presence of heart diseases and the level of education.

How can I reduce my risk for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder that destroys brain cells. It causes serious memory loss, confusion and other major changes in the way the mind works. While many people find it harder to recall certain details as they grow older, significant problems with thinking and remembering are not normal, age-related changes.

Every day, scientists learn more about the brain and what you can do to keep it healthy. Growing evidence suggests that lifestyle can affect brain health, and there may even be steps you can take to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers report that Alzheimer’s disease shares many of the same risk factors as heart disease and stroke: high blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and body weight.

Findings indicate a healthy diet and regular exercise are good for both your heart and your head. Staying mentally and socially active also may give your brain a boost.

The Alzheimer’s Association urges us to take brain health to heart and make it one of our overall goals for healthy aging.



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