Racism Could Play A Part in High Rate of Blacks with Alzheimer’s But Clinical Test Fears Keeps Researchers Guessing

November 24, 2014 11:38 PM

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Studies show that racism could be yet another reason why older African Americans are much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than their white counterparts, but the history of clinical studies involving African-American participants has discouraged many from taking part in modern research.

The reality of Alzheimer’s disease isn’t something many Black families discuss, even after a loved one starts to show symptoms of the dreaded illness. But more studies are suggesting that this stigma needs to be banished immediately.

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