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Stigma and language barriers complicate treating Hispanics with Alzheimer’s disease

Border counties in Texas have some of the highest Alzheimer’s diagnosis rates in the nation, with rates ranging from 13% to 18% of people aged 65 and over.

Balloons and pamphlets at El Faro Health and Therapeutics, an Alzheimer's research facility, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Rio Grande City on Nov. 13, 2021.

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