Alzheimers Disease in African Americans Man with Young ChildAlzheimer’s is present among all races, ethnicities, socioeconomic classes, geographic regions, political affiliations, religions.  It is just more prevalent in some. Alzheimer’s affects African Americans more than other races. Today, there is no cure.

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death for all Americans and the 5th leading cause of death for North Carolinians.

Does Memory Loss Affect You, Your Family, or Your Friends?

Help your family and other families better understand the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer’s Disease by participating in this study. We are seeking two or more family members affected with memory loss or dementia. Study participants are not required to travel and they receive monetary compensation.

This study is a collaboration between investigators at

  • Wake Forest University-(MACHE)
  • The University of Miami
  • Columbia University
  • Case Western Reserve University