12 on Health: School program teaches Bronx teens about Alzheimer’s

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High school students in the Bronx are taking part in an Alzheimer’s initiative program.

Ninth-graders from Millennium Art Academy are learning how to spot signs of the disease and how to lower their risk factors.

The nonprofit group Rain Alzheimer’s Care Link Program launched the program thanks to a grant from the New York State Department of Health. 

The goal is to lift the stigma surrounding old age by empowering young people and bridging a gap.

Organizers say students can bring back the information they learned in the classroom to their families and begin to foster a dialogue to help support themselves and their families and community.

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