Study Shows African Americans and Hispanics Have Greater Vulnerability to Alzheimer’s Because of Vascular Risks, Socioeconomic Factors

James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., a professor of neurology, psychology and behavioral sciences and founding director of the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His team recently published a study titled, “Exploring Reasons for Differential Vulnerability and Alzheimer’s Disease Risk in Racial and Ethnic Minorities,” which is set to appear in the print version of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in January.

The study found that vascular and socioeconomic factors place older African American and Hispanic adults at nearly twice the risk of Alzheimer’s disease compared to white Americans. Click here to read more: