#SaludTues Tweetchat 10/6: Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Our Abuelos and Abuelas, Like Coco

Just like in the movie Coco, our abuelos and abuelas are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s Disease.

Studies suggest that Latinos in the United States are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than white non-Latinos. This is because of genetics, lifestyle, socioeconomic risk, and other factors, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, to tweet about how we can prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s in our abuelos and abuelas, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • WHAT: #SaludTues: Let’s Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Our Abuelos and Abuelas, Like Coco
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludAmerica
  • CO-HOSTS:@UsA2_Latinos @AlzheimersLA @LatinoNurses @nahnnursing @LatinaStrongDr @PublicHealthMap
  • ADDITIONAL HASHTAGS:#HispanicHeritageMonth  #BrainHealthEquity

We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:

  • How we can talk about preventing dementia among our grandparents?
  • What are some best practices and programs that work to reduce Alzheimer’s risk?
  • How can people with dementia and Alzheimer’s protect themselves from coronavirus infection?

Click here to learn about Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.

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