Are Latinos at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s?

The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases for everyone with age. For Latinos—the fastest-growing group of older adults in the United States—some risk factors seem to matter more than for others.

The National Institute on Aging supports studies to identify these risk factors—and use that information to improve Latinos’ odds against Alzheimer’s. Besides older age, these risk factors may include:

  • Socioeconomic status
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Depression

Learn more about current research efforts to explore biomarkers and other risk factors that may contribute to Alzheimer’s in Latinos.

Interested in volunteering for research efforts? Check out the NIH clinical trials finder to find a trial that works for you

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