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African Americans at higher risk for Alzheimer’s

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(WSIL) -- A 2019 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures report says African Americans are at a higher risk.

It said African Americans are twice as likely to develop the disease compared to older white Americans.

They are also more likely to be diagnosed in the later stages of the disease and are underrepresented in clinical trials, as 97% of participants are non-Hispanic whites.

Elizabeth Cook from the Alzheimer's Association said more research needs to be done. "Trial match, joining clinical trials is crucial. It's probably one of the number one things we tell people when they've been diagnosed," said Cook.

You can find more information about clinical trials through the Alzheimer's Association.

Maya Skinner

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