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Racial/ethnic discrimination a barrier to dementia care

Findings from two national surveys appearing in the Alzheimer's Association's "2021 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures" report reveal that discrimination is a barrier to Alzheimer's and dementia care. More than one-third of Blacks (36%), and nearly one-fifth of Hispanics (18%) and Asians (19%) in the US believe discrimination would be such a barrier. In addition, half or more of non-White caregivers say they have experienced discrimination when navigating healthcare settings for their care recipient. This is something to be aware of as diversity is becoming increasingly valued in all active aging/older adult settings.

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