Boosting Hispanics’ Awareness of Alzheimer’s

DAVIE, Florida – More Hispanics in the U.S. are having to help
loved ones battle the most common form of dementia – Alzheimer’s
disease.

That has Alzheimer’s groups pushing to raise awareness among
Hispanics who are living into the decades when the risk of getting
the disease increases dramatically.

Experts say some Hispanics are reluctant to make medical
appointments; that can create long delays from when symptoms are
first noticed until a patient sees a neurologist. It can be a
challenge just finding a doctor who’s fluent in Spanish.

Add to that the stigma often attached to mental illness and
Hispanics face daunting barriers to frank discussion about such
diseases.

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