Studies show culture is key to Alzheimer's awareness efforts

06/20/2005 | Forbes

Efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease need to address unique cultural beliefs, according to three new studies. Researchers looking at Hispanic, black and Hmong Americans found that religion among Hmong people influenced their opinions on the causes of dementia, and more blacks than whites tended to mistakenly believe stress is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer's.

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