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Representation of Older Latinxs in Cohort Studies at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center

The Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) published this article to help researchers learn about their participants and procedures to better advance the science of Alzheimer’s and related dementias in Latinxs. The article includes a description of a clinical evaluation that assesses risk factors for Alzheimer’s among older adults without known dementia at enrollment, the ADRC’s approach to brain donation and challenges, and considerations in cognitive aging research with older Latinxs. The paper also summarizes baseline characteristics of older Latinxs across the five ADRC cohort studies in relation to the baseline characteristics of non-Latinx Blacks and non-Latinx whites. Finally, they outline challenges and considerations as well as potential next steps in cognitive aging research with older Latinxs.

Marquez DX, Glover CM, Lamar M, et al. Representation of older Latinxs in cohort studies at the Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center. Neuroepidemiology. 2020;54(5):404-418. doi: 10.1159/000509626.

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