UC Study: Alzheimer's Rates Are 50% Higher Among Latinos Than Whites By Sammy Caiola • Aug 4, 2017 TweetShareGoogle+Email Tania Yanes feeds oatmeal to her mother, Blanca Rosa Rivera. A new UC Davis study is looking into why dementia rates are 50 percent higher among Latinos than whites. Credit Heidi de Marco/California Healthline As California's Latino population ages, a worrisome trend of high dementia rates is becoming clear. UC Davis researchers are embarking on a new study to find out why. Reporter Sammy Caiola has more. Listen Listening... / 1:48 KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Sammy Caiola Tags: California public healthlatino issuesAlzheimer's DiseaseTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread.