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June marks Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. This is a time to reflect on the many challenges and inequities facing people of color in the United States when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease and overall brain health.
Sadly, U.S. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than whites, studies show. Alcohol, sleep deprivation, and diabetes play a role in this gap. Worse, Latino caregivers can experience high levels of stress when supporting their family members with the disease.
Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, to tweet about the latest research and beneficial strategies and programs to prevent and reduce Alzheimer’s disease and promote better brain health among Latinos and all people!
- WHAT: #SaludTues: How to Address Alzheimer’s Disease & Brain Health in Latinos
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, June 25, 2019
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Latinos Against Alzheimer’s (@UsA2_Latinos), The Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation), The Alzheimer’s Association San Antonio & South Texas affiliate (@alzsatx), Diverse Elders (@DiverseElders), US Department of Health and Human Services Region II (@HHS_HealthReg2), and Diverse Alzheimers (@DiverseAlz).
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- How big of a health problem is Alzheimer’s disease and Brain Health among Latinos?
- How can we help Latinos with Alzheimer’s and Brain Health, as well as support their caregivers?
- What strategies, programs, campaigns, and policies are working to prevent Alzheimer’s and improve brain health?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter in English or Spanish. Share stories and resources to help prevent Alzheimer’s among Latinos and all people!
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.