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The Latino population has grown to represent 18.9% of the nation’s population.
This rise, however, means that more Latinos will experience Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Studies have shown that physical activity can impact older Latinos and their brain health.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Nov. 1, 2022, to dive into brain health in older Latinos and how different types of physical activity can benefit and prevent dementia!
- WHAT: #SaludTues: How Can Physical Activity Benefit Brain Health for Older Latinos
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Us Against Alzheimer (@UsAgainstAlz); Susie Aguiñaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois (@SusieAguinaga), Dr. Mirella Diaz-Santos, Assistant Professor, UCLA Neurology (MirellaDiazSan1), Dr. Dulce María Ruelas, Associate Professor, College of Nursing & Healthcare Professions at Grand Canyon University (@DulceMariaMPH), Latinx Voices LLC (@latinxvocesllc)
- HASHTAG: #SaludTues
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- Brain Health for Latinos
- Cognitive function disorders
- Physical Activity opportunities for older Latinos
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English. Share stories and resources to improve brain health for Latinos!
#SaludTues is a monthly health equity tweetchat focused on health equity and the Latino population at 12p CT/1p ET on the first Tuesday of each month. #SaludTues is hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.
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