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Systemic Racism is why we don’t have an Alzheimer’s Cure: Why We Need to Act Now

Imagine not knowing your own name, being relegated to a nursing home with advanced dementia, suffering from immobility, incontinence, and other pains. You rarely see your family, and when you do — you don’t even recognize them. This is the reality for almost 6 million Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Out of these, a disproportionate number of African Americans suffer from the illness, and they often do not receive the care they deserve to live with a meaningful quality of life. AD is yet one of many diseases…