ALZHEIMER’S RACE RIDDLE
ALZHEIMER’S disease may affect the brain differently in African Americans than white Americans of European descent, scientists suggest.
Researchers say their findings suggest a need for different types of Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment in African Americans.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and sees proteins build up in the brain to form structures called plaques and tangles. US scientists looked for these plaques and tangles in the brains of people who had died.