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African Americans Need to Wake Up to the Danger of Alzheimer’s

African Americans Need to Wake Up to the Danger of Alzheimer’s

April 2016

By B. Smith and Dan Gasby in The Daily Beast

Today we celebrate the civil rights movement, one of its beloved leaders, and our hard-won gains. Unfortunately, African Americans are at risk of letting those gains slip through their fingers, along with their most basic civil right: to support their families, and themselves. Worse, they don’t even know about this threat. I’m talking about Alzheimer’s, and the dirty little secret that African Americans are twice as likely to get it. Its consequences, as I have come to see first-hand, are simply catastrophic.

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