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The First Treatment for Alzheimer’s Taught Us Some Hard Lessons

Dr. Keith Vossel, Professor of Neurology and Director of the UCLA Easton Center, published an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times titled “The first treatment for Alzheimer’s taught us some hard lessons.” The article was also featured in other news resources such as Yahoo!

Empowering Aging Latinos through Alzheimer’s Community Outreach

Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg, a senior writer for UCLA Health Communications, conversed with Dr. Mirella Díaz-Santos (@MirellaDiazSan1) about her abuela (grandma) and her work alongside our Latino/a/x-Hispanic communities raising awareness about Alzheimer's disease in order to change policy, so the next generations have what they need to go from surviving to thriving.

UCLA Health: Empowering Aging Latinos through Alzheimer’s Community Outreach

Alzheimer’s Disease in Bilingual Latinos

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.

For more information, visit:
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

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