Doctors: African Americans, Hispanics at higher risk for Alzheimer's

Doctors say African Americans and Hispanics are far more likely to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease than other races and ethnicities.



Dr. Anafidelia Tavares, of the Alzheimer's Association, says there is a genetic component that plays a factor.



"We see that African Americans have higher rates of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and all of those diseases are very much linked to the higher rate that we see in African Americans," says Dr. Tavares.



Doctors say a healthy diet and exercise are important. Also, they say keeping your mind active is helpful.



Anyone diagnosed with the disease is urged to sit down with loved ones and an expert to develop a care plan.


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