The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research : Short Wave Alzheimer's disease affects more than 6 million Americans and a disproportionate number are Black. NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton explains why Black Americans may be at higher risk, and how diversifying Alzheimer's research could lead to a better understanding of the disease in Black Americans, and new treatments for everyone.

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The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research

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The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research

The Importance Of Diversifying Alzheimer's Research

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Alzheimer's disease affects more than 6 million Americans and a disproportionate number are Black. NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton explains why Black Americans may be at higher risk, and how diversifying Alzheimer's research could lead to a better understanding of the disease in Black Americans, and new treatments for everyone.

Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, fact-checked by Berly McCoy, and edited by Gisele Grayson. Alex Drewenskus provided engineering support.