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Latinos in Chicago and Suburbs Face Alarming Numbers of Cases of Alzheimer's Disease While Thousands More are at Risk of Being Diagnosed
Date:5/6/2009

The growing number of Hispanic/Latinos with Alzheimer's and memory loss motivates the birth of a new initiative to address a comprehensive action plan

CHICAGO, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In Chicagoland alone, more than 135,000 Latinos currently suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other memory loss conditions while 320,894 are at high risk of being diagnosed. However, two out of three Hispanic households don't have at least one caregiver with the responsibility of caring for a family member with Alzheimer's or other serious illnesses such as diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity, according to a study published by the Evercare/National Alliance for Caregiving. Many caregivers face obstacles to seek help and available services due to linguistic, cultural, and health literacy barriers.

To raise awareness and announce an action plan to address this issue, a group of health professionals and other community leaders met at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on May 6 to formally launch the Latino Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA).

Part of LAMDA's mission is to educate and empower the Latino caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and memory disorders by providing adequate skills training to health providers and compassionate support programs for families. Another important alliance component is an emphasis on the social-cultural context as well as emotional and physical consequences of Latino caregivers when they are not provided with the necessary resources and support.

"It is heartbreaking and disturbing to see families struggling with their loved ones with Alzheimer's and realize that there are no alternatives available or acculturated programs to serve the Latino community," says Constantina Mizis, President and CEO of LAMDA. "We need to address these concerns now and work collectively toward a goal to make a difference in
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