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This week, my guest was my dear friend and former colleague Rosalyn Reese, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado. We talked about the fact that African Americans have a 2% higher chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease and Latino communities 1.5% higher chance than Caucasian Americans. We also discussed why some cultures deal differently than others with this disease, keeping it quiet and never asking for help. We cannot forget our friends in the LGBT community if we want to show true inclusiveness. There is also a changing paradigm for caregiver stress. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Is in many cities throughout the Summer & Fall and Telemundo is the media sponsor at many, in hopes of attracting more of the Mexican population.
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