Healthy Brain Aging Big Idea Champion Key Part of Mild Cognitive Impairment Study in Latinos
A study of over 6,300 Latinos of Dominican, Central American, Cuban, Mexican Puerto Rican and South American heritage estimates that nearly 10% of middle-age and older Latinos in the U.S. meet the criteria for mild cognitive impairment. MCI is a transitional stage between healthy aging and dementia characterized by a slight decline in memory and thinking skills.
Dr. Charles DeCarli, director of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center and Healthy Brain Aging Big Idea champion, is working to find ways to strengthen and maintain brain health as we age. The UC Davis initiative aims to create healthier, stronger brains in people of all ages.
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