Black Americans and Hispanics Need /Want to Be Educated about Alzheimers ......

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/9/2007 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
 Thru my reading I have come across the facts that more American Blacks and Hispanics are not being educated in the proper ways about Azheimers at all ...this makes it a stigma to some and then they feel they are " stigmatised" to the point that they feel they are not dealing with Azheimers but " natural aging"
 67% of African Americans........
 
 63%of Hispanics.........
 
Agree they do not know too much about this DD and they thought or think of it as natural aging
They would appreciate
 being educated about Alzheimers:: the early signs, the medications the way to have loved ones DX all of it ......
 I believe that we all as a group could help them out in their quest for knowledge and understanding .......also these 2 groups of ppl thought they were at HIGHER risk for Alzheimers
The stigma around AD and the 2 minority groups promotes more miscommunication and misunderstanding about the Alzheimers as well as promoting more denial of the disease and delay in the DX of it
 
 
Most of the African Americans and Hispanics do not put their loved ones in Nursing homes nor Assissted Living but DO use support groups and such to help them out
 
 
I truly believe that we should ALL be free in helping one another in this battle of this Disease that robs us of so much in our loved ones
 
If you have any input it would be appreciated
 
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/10/2007 12:08:29 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/9/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to educate myself once my father was dianosed with the disease. I knew nothing before then, but I did know something was wrong with him so I took him to the doctor.
 
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   Posted 4/10/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 9ball
Glad you popped in
I would love to see more of you here and perhaps we can all work together at learning ya know.......
Did you take your Dad to a Neurolgist ,Gerientologist or family doc ?? Just wondering
I find it sad that some of our fellow Canadians of different race and also Americans of different races must learn this all on their own ..We need to change that for sure
That had to have been very difficult IMO
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   Posted 4/11/2007 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a little tidbit of info
The Chinese also hold there Loved ones and Elderly high in their culture I believe in all my yrs of Nursing I saw and looked after one Chinese man and only because all his family was gone ....
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   Posted 5/11/2007 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
As 9 ball said they HAD to learn all on their own about this DD

EDUCATION is really important imho


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 7/14/2007 10:59:25 AM (GMT-6)

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