Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 6 million Americans aged 65 and older. Dr. Yejin Kim and her team discovered different comorbidities that predispose older African Americans to AD compared to Caucasian counterparts.
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In this episode, Dr. Seema Aggarwal sat down with Dr. Yejin Kim to discuss Dr. Kim, along with UTHealth Houston and Stroke Institute researcher’s, article from March 2022, a counterfactual analysis of differential comorbidity risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Their analysis discovered different comorbidities that predispose older African Americans to AD compared to Caucasian counterparts. The findings from their study, which used data collected from nationwide electronic health records will assist in understanding risk of comorbid disease to AD.