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Did you know that, every 65 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease?
This number is most troubling for Latinos and women. Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women. Latinas are at higher risk than non-Latinas, and Latinos overall are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their White peers.
Alzheimer’s and other dementia impact more than the affected individual.
1 in every 3 U.S. Latino households has at least one family caregiver. These Latino caregivers—mainly women in their 40s—often juggle multiple jobs or leave the workforce entirely to enter the respectable, but high-stress, role of taking care of aging family members.
Now COVID-19 is impacting both those with Alzheimer’s and caregivers.
This is the focus of Caring for the Caregiver at UT Health San Antonio’s new virtual symposium, “Dementia Care in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact for Families.” The event is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, March 16, 2021.
- Katie Brandt, Director of Caregiver Support Services & Public Relations for the Frontotemporal Disorders Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, is an advocate, a caregiver, and a parent.
- Daisy Duarte, is a caregiver, clinical trial participant, and advocate for the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Network.
- Jason Resendez, is Executive Director of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity and head of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition.
- PCORI Stakeholder Panel: This panel features members of a Stakeholder Advisory Council for a project led by Dr. Carole White at the School of Nursing UT Health San Antonio.
The event is sponsored through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute(PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award.
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