Florida has the second highest incidence rate of Alzheimer’s Disease. African Americans and Hispanics are less likely to seek an early diagnosis, but they develop the fatal disease at higher rates than Caucasians. Advocates and caregivers are working together to help get the word out about programs and initiatives designed to improve the quality of life for all Alzheimer’s patients and their loved ones.  In this Florida Crossroads,  Producer Theresa Marsenburg explores some of the stigmas, barriers, and solutions unique to communities of color.

Watch more from this series:

When It Happens to You: Alzheimer’s Disease in Florida – Fred & Jodi’s Love Story

When It Happens to You: Alzheimer’s Disease in Florida – Hope for a Cure


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Al Dennis Alzheimer's Disease/ Dementia Betty Roberts Debbie Moroney elder affairs/ senior citizens FSU - Florida State University guardianship/caregivers health care James Proctor Regina Sofer Robert Glueckauf