Bioscience

Barrow studying Alzheimer’s, memory loss in Hispanics

June 7, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: The Arizona Republic] – Sometime after the “whew!” José María Burruel decided to take an all’s-clear diagnosis as a challenge, rather than permission to rest easy.

His doctor’s assessment – that she saw no sign of Alzheimer’s disease – prodded the Scottsdale native to renew his commitment to use-it-or-lose-it habits for a healthy brain.

Burruel, 85, a Navy veteran and retired college professor and administrator, enrolled in a Barrow Neurological Institute study of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease in Hispanics, and he invited friends from the social club El Grupo to join him. The club’s members are Hispanic alumni of Phoenix Union High School, which closed in 1982.

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