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New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations
Date:5/4/2009

Research presented to the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus Spring Health Braintrust finds African American and Hispanic adults are misinformed about Alzheimer's but support a screening test

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- African American and Hispanic adults are more concerned about Alzheimer's disease, but are less informed about prevention of and risk factors than Caucasians, according to new survey results announced today by Eisai, Inc. Dr. Sharon Richardson, vice president of Medical Affairs at Eisai Inc. presented these findings last week at the 2009 Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Spring Health Braintrust and National Minority Quality Forum 6th Annual Health Disparities Leadership Summit and Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.

"African Americans and Hispanics are more likely to develop Alzheimer's. In addition, they have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease -- all of which increase the risk of Alzheimer's," said Dr. Richardson. "These survey results, which show less knowledge about the disease and interventions in minority groups, are a wake-up call for better education and increased access to screening."

Eisai conducted the research to learn more about the perceptions of Alzheimer's disease among African American and Hispanic adults. African Americans surveyed expressed higher levels of concern about Alzheimer's disease than their Caucasian counterparts, but only half knew that people can take action to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Data also showed that 65 percent of African Americans and 49 percent of Hispanics believe race plays a role in the quality of care received for Alzheimer's.

"These data point to a health literacy gap in minority communities with the potential to impact health outcomes if not properly addressed through increased education, screening and access to care," said Lonnel Coats, president and C
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