UsAgainstAlzheimer's Center for Brain Health Equity

Addressing the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementias on communities of color and women.

UsAgainstAlzheimer’s has announced the creation of the Center for Brain Health Equity in partnership with prominent national Black and Latino health provider organizations, the latest step in UsA2’s ongoing work to address the disparate impact of Alzheimer’s and related dementias on communities of color and women. The Center is led by UsA2 in collaboration with the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA) and Alzheimer’s Los Angeles and made possible by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Healthy Brain Initiative.

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Latinos and Alzheimer’s: New Numbers Behind the Crisis

Read this first-of-its kind report on the economic impact of Alzheimer’s on Latino families and the American economy (developed with the USC Roybal Institute on Aging).

The Costs of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias for African Americans

The economic burden of Alzheimer’s and other dementias for African Americans was $71.6 billion in 2012. Caregiving for African Americans with AD represents the bulk of these costs—more than 60%. More than 60% of the costs are borne by the families of African American women with AD, and close to half of the costs are concentrated in the southern states.

Priorities for Optimizing Brain Health Interventions Across the Life Course in Socially Disadvantaged Groups

This report underscores the need for intervention research to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders among individuals from socially disadvantaged groups most at risk for cognitive decline.

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