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HSC Invests $7M to Launch the First-Ever Black Alzheimer's Brain Study

The University of North Texas has committed to tackling the issue of Alzheimer’s within the Black community. An outreach campaign was launched by The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) as a part of its historic Health & Aging Brain Study, reports PR Newswire. The campaign includes a $7 million investment by HSC for the first-ever Black Alzheimer’s (ALZ) Brain Study. Community, civic, and faith-based leaders are joining media personality, Sybil Wilkes, in the effort to not only help increase awareness but also encourage Black residents in DFW to join the study. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible brain disease that slowly destroys thinking skills, memory skills, and eventually the ability to carry out daily activities. Today, about 2.2 million African Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and 1 in 2 Black households are impacted by Alzheimer’s or some form of dementia. HSC’s effort aims to figure out why the disease...

Mar 1, 2021