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Minorities face surge in Alzheimer’s cases in California
Sacramento Bee

Even when she walked into her first meeting, Debra Johnson wasn’t convinced that a support group could help her family.

Her mother, Lucinda Clayton, now 90, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2008 – but in the African American community, Johnson said, people generally don’t like to share concerns about their elders’ dementia. So how could the smiling circle of older white women at the Alzheimer’s Association group for caregivers possibly understand?