The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that Latinos will face the largest increase in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias cases of any racial/ethnic group in the United States.
There are factors that may put them at increased risk, including low socioeconomic status, a history of cardiovascular disease, and a higher prevalence of conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and depression.
The Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio is hosting a conference to share the latest Alzheimer’s research and developments in treatment.
UT Health San Antonio faculty were on “The Source” discussing how this disease impacts the Latino community and the upcoming conference:
- Sudha Seshadri, M.D., professor of neurology and founding director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio
- Bess Frost, Ph.D., assistant professor in of cell systems and anatomy at the Glenn Biggs Institute and the Sam & Ann Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at UT Health San Antonio