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  • Study: Lower acculturation linked with poorer cognitive function in older Hispanics

    Photo of graduate student Rifat B. Alam and professors Susan Aguinaga and Andiara Schwingel

    Older Hispanics who are less acculturated to the U.S. perform significantly worse on cognitive function tests than their peers, suggesting they may be at greater risk of dementia, according to a new study led by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers, from left, graduate student Rifat B. Alam and kinesiology and community health professors Susan Aguiñaga and Andiara Schwingel.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s Note: To reach Rifat B. Alam, email

    To reach Andiara Schwingel, call 217-333-5433; email

    The paper “Is acculturation associated with the cognitive performance of older Hispanics?” is available online or from the News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.3233/JAD-210502