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via BlackDoctor:

As the aging population continues to grow, so will the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and worse yet, Blacks will be hit hardest. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and 1.1 million of them are Black-American.

Alzheimer’s disease is currently ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. However, it is the fourth leading cause of death in older Blacks. Moreover, where you live can impact how likely you are to die as a result of Alzheimer’s

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