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  • Aayushi Patel, Lekha Gummalla, Simran Kayastha, Dhruv Kayastha, & Spatika Jayaram

Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease

Unfortunately, Alzheimer's disease like other illnesses and diseases, is also associated with disparities including racial and ethnic disparities, socioeconomic disparities, and disparities in healthcare. Fortunately, by identifying these underlying disparities, societies and individuals are working together to reduce them. Check out the infographic to know more!



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5. Chin, A. L., Negash, S., & Hamilton, R. (2011). Diversity and disparity in dementia: the impact of ethnoracial differences in Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer disease and associated disorders, 25(3), 187–195.

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