Virtual Symposium 3/16/2021: Dementia Care in the Context of COVID-19

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.

Register for the virtual symposium.

Dementia Care in the Context of COVID-19 The Impact for FamiliesPanelists are:

  • 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.

Learn more about COVID-19 and Latino health equity:

COVID-19 AND LATINO HEALTH EQUITY!

The post Virtual Symposium 3/16/2021: Dementia Care in the Context of COVID-19 appeared first on Salud America.

Related Articles

How a Smoke-Free Policy Protects Apartment Tenants from Secondhand Smoke, COVID-19

Does someone smoke in your apartment complex? You might be inhaling your neighbor’s secondhand smoke. Inside multifamily dwellings, secondhand smoke can travel through doorways, halls, windows, ventilation systems, electrical outlets, and gaps around fixtures and pipes. Secondhand smoke, already a cancer-causing killer of millions, also might contribute to the spread of coronavirus. While there is …
The post How a Smoke-Free Policy Protects Apartment Tenants from Secondhand Smoke, COVID-19 appeared first on Salud America.

We Need to Recognize Toxic Stress as a Health Condition with Clinical Implications

There is a common health condition with serious medical consequences that has not been nationally recognized by the medical or public health community—toxic stress response. Toxic stress is the body’s response to prolonged trauma─like abuse or discrimination─with no support. It can harm lifelong mental, physical, and behavioral health, especially for Latinos and others of color. …
The post We Need to Recognize Toxic Stress as a Health Condition with Clinical Implications appeared first on Salud America.

How Texas is Tackling Alzheimer’s Disease Care

Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that affects the lives of many, and it impacts some Americans more than others.  In fact, studies show that U.S. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their White peers. That number is only going to get worse over time if dedicated action isn’t taken.  The number of Latinos …
The post How Texas is Tackling Alzheimer’s Disease Care appeared first on Salud America.

Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review

Do you notice how much some of your neighbors are suffering? A widening socioeconomic gap, racism, and discrimination contribute to inequitable distribution of healthcare and mental and physical health disparities among Latinos and other people of color and those in poverty, especially amid COVID-19. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A cohesive culture …
The post Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review appeared first on Salud America.

Toxic Stress in Early Childhood and How to Address It

Since the turn of the century, research has highlighted the importance of early life experiences on long-term health and social outcomes. While childhood exposure to severe or prolonged toxic stress can negatively impact the brain, body, and behavior, early interventions can increase the odds of positive health and social outcomes. That’s why, in December 2020, …
The post Toxic Stress in Early Childhood and How to Address It appeared first on Salud America.

Responses

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *