One hour video presentation recorded live at the 30 Years of Alzheimer's Prevention Conference in Scottsdale, AZ, includes Q&A.
Older African Americans have a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease compared to their age-matched, older White adult counterparts. The reasons for the higher risk are not entirely clear. One component of assessing risk, however, is performance on cognitive function testing. Older African Americans have traditionally scored lower on cognitive function tests, the same tests that are used to make a diagnosis. There are lifestyle factors that explain lower performance, but primary care providers and memory specialists may not be aware of the contextual factors that can impact performance. In this session, Dr. Barnes will address the lifestyle factors that influence cognitive test performance and improve knowledge on risk factors in general for Alzheimer's disease in this population.
PLEASE NOTE: This video will be uploaded on November 23, 2023.