African Americans are about two times more likely than white Americans to have Alzheimer's and other dementias.
While African Americans are about two times more likely than whites to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias, they are only 34% more likely to have a diagnosis.
When they are diagnosed, African Americans and Hispanics are typically diagnosed in the later stages of the disease, when they are more cognitively and physically impaired — and therefore in need of more medical care.
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