Living in an underserved neighborhood has been linked to all manner of health problems and disadvantages, and a new study adds Alzheimer’s disease to the list. In a paper published June 11 in JAMA Network Open, researchers W. Ryan Powell, William Buckingham, Amy Kind, et al. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Health Disparities Research made use of the Neighborhood Atlas—a map of neighborhoods in the United States ranked by their level of disadvantage—to tie the presence of AD neuropathology in postmortem brain samples to the quality of the neighborhood in which the donors had lived.
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Powell WR, Buckingham WR, Larson JL, Vilen L, Yu M, Salamat MS, Bendlin BB, Rissman RA, Kind AJ. Association of Neighborhood-Level Disadvantage With Alzheimer Disease Neuropathology. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 Jun 1;3(6):e207559. PubMed.Read the full article at: https://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/disadvantaged-neighborhoods-raise-odds-alzheimers