Category: Healthy Aging

Addressing Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease

African American senior couple reading a document at home.

Did you know that Black and Latino adults are at much higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) than White adults? And this disparity is expected to grow: CDC projects that cases of ADRD will increase seven-fold among Latino adults and four-fold among Black adults by 2060. In addition, Black and Latino adults Read More >

Posted on by Karen Hacker, MD, MPH and Tisamarie Sherry, MD, Ph.D.Leave a commentTags , , ,

“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” (Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964) – Why we work to create pathways to health equity

"I'm Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired!"

Fannie Lou Hamer – voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and humanitarian, captured the nation’s attention during the 1964 Democratic National Convention, when she described the injustices she and others in her community had endured in their fight for the right to vote. She had been jailed, beaten, and threatened for her advocacy, but didn’t Read More >

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“When did I get old?”

When Did I Ge Old?

Sitting in her favorite reclining chair and looking out the window of her apartment, Marian reflected on over 40 years of living, working, and raising a family in “The City that Never Sleeps.” She migrated to New York City from North Carolina in her mid-twenties, and would spend the next 4 decades enjoying the parks, Read More >

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