Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels
I use a photo of a Black family because elderly Black people are twice as likely to have dementia as a white person. Hispanic folks are 1.5 times as likely. I attribute this to systemic racism and access to healthcare, though there is much more research needed. See the CDC link below, where these stats came from.
What Is Dementia?
Prevent Falls and Fractures
US Area Agencies on Aging
Dementia research: What’s exciting the experts?
Consider joining a clinical trial or study in person or online. All types of volunteers are needed — people with dementia or memory problems, caregivers, at-risk individuals, and healthy volunteers.
I participated in this one!
As of today, the link worked and I instantly got an emailed link to the test. I scored 25/30, which is pretty good. Anyone over 50 can take it. Once you finish, you are emailed your result. It only took me about 10 min to take it online.
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