University of California at Davis Lands a $14.7 Million Grant to Study Dementia Among Latinos

University of California at Davis Lands a $14.7 Million Grant to Study Dementia Among Latinos
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the University of California at Davis a multiyear grant of nearly $14.7 million to pinpoint the reasons why Latinos have higher rates of dementia than other American ethnic groups. Nine other universities will take part in the UC Davis-led study. Researchers will examine conditions that can be precursors of stroke, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease among Hispanics. They will also look at ways of reducing Latinos' higher rate of such disorders. The rate of Alzheimer's is 50 percent higher than the rate of whites, for example. "This is the largest study of Latinos with cognitive impairment ever done,” Charles S. DeC
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