Originally posted at www.sfltimes.com
November 15, 2012

With 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with the disease. As awareness continues to grow, the new Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry (endALZnow.org/Registry) created by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute allows concerned individuals to enroll and help further research in an effort to treat and prevent the disease.

A new survey shows nearly half of U.S. adults have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease. According to a national survey for Banner, the results also found that more than seven in 10 adults, or 218 million Americans, worry about memory loss or the disease for themselves or a loved one.

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