|Ferraro speaks on radio talkshow June 22|
Experts say Native people are living longer, but more and more elders are showing symptoms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. And Ric Ferraro, professor of psychology, believes that some health professionals are rushing to diagnose Alzheimer's instead of first ruling out other causes such as a vitamin deficiency in the elderly. Ferraro, who is credited with creating the first assessment test for elderly Native Americans, says more studies need to be done to help serve the Native community. What are your risk factors for developing Alzheimer's?
Ferraro will speak about Native Americans and Alzheimer's on Native America Calling radio show from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, June 22. For more information, visit http://ndwild.psych.und.nodak.edu/dept/ferraro.html