Alzheimer’s in minorities often goes untreated (McClatchy News)

Survey finds some blacks, Latinos consider early signs as a natural part of aging, not a potential disease African-American and Latino families who have relatives with Alzheimer’s are more likely to dismiss symptoms as part of the aging process, decreasing chances for an early diagnosis, according to a new survey.

The survey, released Tuesday morning, found that nearly 70 percent of blacks and Latinos who responded in a telephone poll said their loved one was exhibiting signs of old age, compared with about 50 percent of non-Hispanic whites.

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