WED DECEMBER 4, 2013, 8:15 AM
Alzheimer’s Disease remains a mystery – with no known cause or cure. In 2007, North Carolina A & T University began studying the disease and genetic factors that might make African Americans more susceptible to it. Rosalyn Lang is project manager for the African American Alzheimer’s Disease Research study, and Dr. Goldie Byrd, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is principal investigator for the study. They spoke with WFDD’s Audrey Fannin about the prevalence of Alzheimer’s, and why it affects a higher percentage of African Americans and Latinos than Caucasians.
The annual Caregivers Education Conference will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the NC A&T Alumni Event Center. For more information, as well as ten warning signs of risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, visit the research study’s website.