NPR: Alzheimer's Disease Underdiagnosed In Indian Country

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NPR: Alzheimer's Disease Underdiagnosed In Indian Country

According to NPR, “About 5.3 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease, the latest statistics suggest, and it's probably about as common on Native American reservations as anywhere else. But a diagnosis in Indian Country is rarer, say mental health workers. That's likely at least partly because of a cultural belief — many Native American communities don't recognize dementia as a disorder.” In this story they explore the cultural and other challenges in Indian Country.

 


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