Addressing the disparities in dementia risk, early detection and care in Latino populations: Highlights from the second Latinos & Alzheimer's Symposium

Yakeel T. Quiroz, Michele Solis, María P. Aranda, Alicia I. Arbaje, Mirna Arroyo-Miranda, Laura Y. Cabrera, Minerva Maria Carrasquillo, Maria M. Corrada, Lucia Crivelli, Erica D. Diminich, Karen A. Dorsman, Mitzi Gonzales, Héctor M. González, Ana L. Gonzalez-Seda, Lea T. Grinberg, Lourdes R. Guerrero, Carl V. Hill, Ivonne Z. Jimenez-Velazquez, Jorge J.Llibre Guerra, Francisco LoperaGladys Maestre, Luis D. Medina, Sid O'Bryant, Claudia Peñaloza, Maria Mora Pinzon, Rosa V.Pirela Mavarez, Celina F. Pluim, Rema Raman, Katya Rascovsky, Dorene M. Rentz, Yarissa Reyes, Monica Rosselli, Malú Gámez Tansey, Clara Vila-Castelar, Megan Zuelsdorff, Maria Carrillo, Claire Sexton

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Abstract

The Alzheimer's Association hosted the second Latinos & Alzheimer's Symposium in May 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting was held online over 2 days, with virtual presentations, discussions, mentoring sessions, and posters. The Latino population in the United States is projected to have the steepest increase in Alzheimer's disease (AD) in the next 40 years, compared to other ethnic groups. Latinos have increased risk for AD and other dementias, limited access to quality care, and are severely underrepresented in AD and dementia research and clinical trials. The symposium highlighted developments in AD research with Latino populations, including advances in AD biomarkers, and novel cognitive assessments for Spanish-speaking populations, as well as the need to effectively recruit and retain Latinos in clinical research, and how best to deliver health-care services and to aid caregivers of Latinos living with AD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1677-1686
Number of pages10
JournalAlzheimer's and Dementia
Volume18
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2022

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