Growing up in Alice, Texas, Jason Resendez didn’t have any experience with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.   But more recently dementia has started to become an issue in his family.  Now the issue has come full circle: as Executive Director of the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Network, all Jason thinks about are the changing demographics in the Alzheimer’s community, and in our nation.  That’s because the number of Latinos in the US over age 65 is set to triple by the year 2050, when the care and treatment of Latinos with Alzheimer’s disease will be a critical health equity issue.  Jason tells us how LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s is coordinating Alzheimer’s awareness and brain health promotion efforts in the Latino community, where individuals have unique barriers to the health care system, or issues around stigma and language access that other communities don’t necessarily have.

Connect: LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s
Report: Latinos & Alzheimer’s Disease: New Numbers Behind the Crisis
“Celebrating the Power of Memory with Disney’s Pixar’s Coco” (Jason Resendez, 10/30/19, Medium)

 

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