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........
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
Take care all and remember..............
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/10/2007 12:08:29 PM (GMT-6)