The Latino older adult population is expected to triple by 2050, making up 18 percent of America’s older adults. The rise in that population could increase the number of Latino older adults suffering from Alzheimer’s by 600 percent.
Jason Resendez, Director of LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s discusses efforts to raise awareness.
Resendez notes, “The leading risk factor for Alzheimer’s is advanced age. As Latinos live longer—in fact life expectancy for Latinos is expected increase to 87 years old on average by 2050—they’re at the highest risk bracket for Alzheimer’s disease.”