Dr. Mirella Díaz-Santos, alongside her colleagues from UCLA Hispanic Neuropsychiatric Center of Excellence [HNCE], Dr. Paola Suarez (Co-Director of HNCE Cultural Neuropsychology Program) and Dr. Janet Yáñez (HNCE Fellow), recently published their work entitled, "Alzheimer’s Disease in Bilingual Latinos: Clinical Decisions for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning," on the Journal of Health Service Psychology. This paper highlights the heterogeneity in the clinical expression of Alzheimer’s disease among bilingual Latino/as, the clinical decisions leading to a culturally and linguistically congruent neuropsychological assessment, and the interdisciplinary, multi-setting partnerships needed to ensure a healthy longevity post-diagnosis for the patient, the caregiver, and the family.
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Díaz-Santos, M., Yáñez, J. & Suarez, P.A. Alzheimer’s Disease in Bilingual Latinos: Clinical Decisions for Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. J Health Serv Psychol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42843-021-00050-5