Between 2008 and 2030 the Latino population aged 65 years and older will increase by 224% compared to the 64% increase for the Caucasian population aged 65 and older.
Latinos face a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease because they are living longer and have higher rates of cardiovascular risk factors, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care, valued at more than $216 billion. According to the National Institutes of Health, Latinos make up less than one percent of clinical trial participants, despite making up 17 percent of the population.
FIGHTING AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
LAMDA has to date reached out to over 4,500 Latinos in more than 20 communities through face-to-face programming in New York, California, Illinois, Maryland, and Florida.
Alzheimer’s is not part of the age, but could be part of your family -- be informed.