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Hispanic Heritage Month – celebration, need for research


Last updated 9/23/2020 at 12:22pm

The annual commemoration of National Hispanic Heritage Month – Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 – is a celebration of the many social, cultural and scientific contributions that Latino and Hispanic men and women have made to the United States, and to celebrate their diversity, culture and traditions.

While this four-week period is a time of recognition, the Alzheimer’s Association reminds us of the sobering fact that Hispanic Latinos are at a 50% higher risk than their white counterparts for developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Currently, there are nearly 6 million peo...

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