Alzheimers and Minorities

ALZHEIMER'S AND MINORITIES

Alzheimer’s disease is a cognitive disorder labeled the “silent epidemic” that affects more than 50 million people worldwide and approximately 5 million people in the United States; disproportionately affecting the African-American and Latino populations, which are 2-3 times higher compared to their white counterparts.

If no cure is found Alzheimer’s will nearly double every 20 years with African Americans and Latinos at 2-3x’s greater risk.

The higher incidence and prevalence of this cognitive disorder has been linked to health disorders such as hypertension and diabetes, which disproportionately affects the African-American and Hispanic populations at a much higher rate compared to other ethic groups.

On average, the out-of-pocket cost of “informal” care for someone with dementia ranges from approximately $850 to $20,535 per year.  However, the cost can increase drastically if the person is admitted into a long-term care facility.

iCare provides education and offers support services that positively impacts the lives of many families in underserved communities.

OUTREACH

Raising awareness within at-risk communities through advocacy, education, support services, and research.

EDUCATION

Providing up-to-date resources to caregivers, families, and friends to assist with decision making in order to maintain a quality of life.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Successfully supporting families and friends through caregiver support groups, social networks, and community involvement.
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