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LI chapter of Alzheimer's Association hosts event raising awareness about dementia in Black Americans

Experts say one of the most difficult things people face is bringing up the topic if they suspect a loved one is showing signs of dementia.

News 12 Staff

Feb 24, 2023, 3:47 AM

Updated 484 days ago

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The Long Island chapter of the Alzheimer's Association held an event in Central Islip Thursday to raise awareness about dementia in Black communities.
Statistics show that Black Americans are twice as likely to get Alzheimer's than white Americans.
Experts say one of the most difficult things people face is bringing up the topic if they suspect a loved one is showing signs of dementia.
"Early detection is one of the best things that people can do," says Taryn Kutujian. "Whether it's talking to your doctor about specific symptoms you've noticed in yourself or you've noticed in family members, or a specific test that you might be look to get."
For more information on what to do if you suspect signs of dementia, click here.


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