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Alzheimer’s is a rising public health crisis among African Americans VIDEO

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As seen on Channel 5, WMC Memphis

More African Americans are developing the disease, despite fewer of them receiving an actual diagnosis.

Research by the Alzheimer’s Association shows the number of African Americans over the age of 65 is growing rapidly – age is a key risk factor for the disease.

African Americans are also ‘seriously underrepresented’ in current clinical trials of potential treatment, according to research. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Memphis helps hundreds of people battling the disease.