The Growing Impact of Alzheimer’s on African Americans



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African Americans have a higher risk for developing Alzheimer's.
African Americans need to get involved in clinical trials.
Two reasons why African American are at a higher risk.


Did you know that African Americans are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease? We need to do all we can to eliminate this appalling health disparity – and the first step is to understand why it exists.

Dr. Laura D. Baker discussed her groundbreaking work, including whether things like exercise, diet, and nasal administration of insulin can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Baker is an Associate Professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and affiliate faculty of Wake Forest’s Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.

This call was presented by the African American Network Against Alzheimer’s and generously sponsored by Patrick Berry, a former Washington DC partner in the law firm of Baker Botts and a founding Board Member of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s.