Alzheimer's Detection Low Among Blacks, Hispanics

More than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease and other memory-robbing illnesses. It's the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. And according to a new report from the Alzheimer's Association, African-Americans and Hispanics are far more likely to develop the illness but less likely to be diagnosed — particularly early on when medicine and treatment can have a direct impact on how they live with the disease. Host Michel Martin speaks about Alzheimer's and race with Maria Carrillo, senior director of medical and scientific relations at the Alzheimer's Association.



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