Most are unaware of heart health, dementia link (USA Today)

Darryl White had no idea that diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors put him in line for dementia including Alzheimer’s.

Now he does, but it’s too late: White, a 61-year-old African-American from a suburb of Madison, Wis., was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s more than four years ago when he was in his late 50s and lost his job as a parole officer because of the memory loss.

A survey of more than 2,000 people nationwide, including 1,210 black Americans, shows most people don’t know about the connection between cardiovascular conditions and the risk for dementia.

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