The Alzheimer's Association has developed a Fotonovela called Together We Can! ¡Unidos Podemos!, the story of a Latino family going through the phases of awareness, treatment and care of a family member who has Alzheimer's.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, the number of Latinos with Alzheimer's disease could increase 600 percent by 2050. So it is important to learn about Alzheimer's to better care for a loved one. http://www.alz.org/espanol/downloads/Novella_spanish_081213.pdfhttp://www.alz.org/espanol/downloads/Novella_english_081213.pdf
Alzheimer's disease is a looming yet unrecognized crisis in the Latino community of the United States. A growing body of evidence indicates that vascular disease risk factors, such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, may also be risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Specifically, scientists are finding more evidence that could link Type 2 diabetes with Alzheimer's disease. All of these risk factors have high prevalence rates in the Latino community. To learn more go to: http://www.alz.org/espanol/about/latinos_and_alzheimers.asp