A Banner Publication
July 3, 2008 – Vol. 2 • No. 11
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You can’t get treated
if you don’t get tested

Often the minority community accepts dementia as a given — a natural part of aging. Some people are not familiar with the word dementia, but use “mind-slipping” or “old-timers” instead. Consequently, blacks and Latinos are often diagnosed at a late stage or do not receive care at all. The first step is to recognize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and get tested and get information.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
Alzheimer’s Association
Consider participating in a memory study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging.

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Boston Medical Center: 617-414-1078