My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last year, and my aunt has been living with Alzheimer's for several years in Puerto Rico. I am walking to honor their power and the memory of my late grandmother.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Older African Americans develop Alzheimer’s at a higher rate than any other group of older Americans. They are about twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites to develop the disease or other forms of dementia. Latinos/Hispanics also get Alzheimer’s and other dementias at a disproportionate rate (about 1½ times that of non-Hispanic whites). Read more here.
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