Jason Resendez of Latinos Against Alzheimer's Network on the Booming and Aging Latino Population - 4:36
"The leading risk factor for Alzheimer's is advanced age. As so Latinos live longer, in fact life expectancy for Latinos is expected increase to 87 years old on average by 2050, they're at the highest risk bracket for Alzheimer's disease."
Posted Apr 02, 2015
The Latino older adult population is expected to triple by 2050, making up 18 percent of America's older adults. The rise in that population could increase the number of Latino older adults suffering from Alzheimer's by 600 percent. Jason Resendez, Director of Latinos Against Alzheimer's Network discusses efforts to raise awareness and increase funding for research. Resendez said, "The leading risk factor for Alzheimer's is advanced age. As so Latinos live longer, in fact life expectancy for Latinos is expected increase to 87 years old on average by 2050, they're at the highest risk bracket for Alzheimer's disease." Visit Latinos Against Alzheimer's Network on the web at www.usagainstalzheimers.org or www.Facebook.com/USAgainstAlz or follow at www.Twitter.com/usagainstalz
Produced by: National Newsmakers Team
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