LGBTQ+ folks are at greater risk for Alzheimer’s then the general population. 7.4% of the LGBTQ+ adult population is living with dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of Dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “The LGBTQ community may face particular challenges related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. These include finding inclusive and welcoming health care providers, less ability to call upon adult children for assistance, concerns about stigma and higher rates of poverty and social isolation.”
Your help is needed to better understand how Alzheimer’s impacts LGBTQ+ people.
The RISE study is an effort to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is represented in Alzheimers #research. It includes a registry for LGBTQIA+ people 18 & older who have memory concerns or who are helping care for someone with.