April 19, 2019

Ethnic differences in Alzheimer’s

By Karl Oestreich


Dr. Murray’s study on ethnic differences in Alzheimer’s: Runs from the 9-minute, 18-second mark to the 12-minute, 34-second mark.

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Context: A team of Mayo Clinic researchers found Hispanic-American patients with Alzheimer’s tend to survive significantly longer with the disease than other ethnoracial groups, according to a study in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Hispanic-Americans were found to live an average of 12 years with the disease from the time of the onset of symptoms.

“This study utilized one of the largest series of donated brain tissue to date, looking at demographic and clinicopathologic features of Alzheimer’s disease across an ethnoracially diverse group of cases,” says Melissa Murray, Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic translational neuropathologist and principal investigator on Mayo's Florida campus. You can read more about the study on Mayo Clinic News Network.

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Tags: alzheimer's disease, BBC, Dr. Melissa Murray, ethnic differences, ethnoracial groups, Uncategorized

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