“Researchers I.D. barriers to care as Alzheimer’s diagnoses in Latinos explode,” by Kimberly Marselas, McKnight’s LTC News
“It’s no shock that Alzheimer’s diagnoses are expected to rocket upward over the coming decades — but researchers say one group will bear an unfair share of the burden and may be the least prepared to cope. Latinos are 50% more likely to develop the disease than their white counterparts, according to researchers from the University of Southern California. Between 2012 and 2060, the number of U.S. Latinos living with Alzheimer’s is projected to increase 832%, and to affect more than 3.5 million people.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, Administrative Coordinator, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Alzheimer’s, caregivers, Latinos and immigration are issues more closely interlinked than ever.