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Latinos and Alzheimer’s Disease

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Latest Updates

Read the latest news, blog, and press updates below. Want to see LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's in the news? Read now.

New Report

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).

"Latinos & Alzheimer’s: New Numbers Behind the Crisis . . . provides critical insights into this growing crisis and better equips policymakers to develop the solutions that millions of families are desperately waiting for."

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez

  • 1%

    of NIH-funded clinical trial participants are Latino, even though Latinos make up 17% of the U.S. population.

  • 1.5 times

    A Latino is 1.5 times more likely to get Alzheimer's than a non-Latino white.

  • 3.5 million

    Latinos are projected to be living with Alzheimer's by 2060.

We help to tell the stories of Latinos on the frontlines of the Alzheimer’s crisis.

Network Resources

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    LatinosAgainstAlzheimer's Issue Brief

    This issue brief is an educational resource that frames the impact of Alzheimer's on the Latino community and outlines why action is imperative.

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    Attitudes, Level of Stigma, and Level of Knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease among Hispanic Elderly Adults and Caregivers, and Alzheimer’s-Related Challenges for Caregivers.

    This executive summary from LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s coalition member the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) provides an overview of the stigma and attitudes that Latinos have toward Alzheimer’s.

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    La crisis del Alzheimer entre los latinos: Un resumen

    A fact sheet that outlines the impact of Alzheimer's on the Latino Community - Spanish Language Version

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    Let's Talk about Caring for a Person with Alzheimer's Disease / Hablemos del Cuidado de una persona con Alzheimer's

    A bilingual Alzheimer’s resource guide for caregivers from our friends at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

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    Let's Talk About Alzheimer's Disease / Hablemos de la enfermedad de Alzheimer's

    A bilingual Alzheimer’s resource guide for families from our friends at the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

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    Latinos & Alzheimer’s Disease: New Numbers behind the Crisis

    This project marks an important collaboration among the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and UsAgainstAlzheimer’s to increase our understanding of...

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    Latinos & Alzheimer’s Disease: New Numbers behind the Crisis

    Projection of the costs for U.S. Latinos living with Alzheimer’s Disease through 2060

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    National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease

    Looking for information about Alzheimer’s disease? Helpful links: Alzheimer's Disease Basics Video, Inside the Brain, Unraveling the Mystery of Alzheimer's Symptoms Diagnosis.

"Latinos & Alzheimer’s: New Numbers Behind the Crisis provides critical information on the economic impact of Alzheimer’s on Latinos. While the emotional toll Alzheimer’s has on families is incalculable, the financial impact is staggering and now well documented through this first-of-its-kind report."

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

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Financial Hardships

It is estimated that Alzheimer's will cost Latino families a total of $2.3 trillion by 2060.