A recent article in O, The Oprah Magazine, includes an interview with Megan Zuelsdorff, PhD, about her research on stressful life events and their role in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and African Americans. Dr. Zuelsdorff is a faculty advisor to WAI, a researcher at WRAP, and an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. A study she coauthored found African Americans experience a higher rate of stressful life events, and that this can drastically increase likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia in later life. African Americans face almost double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia than white people.
Read more about racial disparities and brain health and Zuelsdorff’s research in the article: