Virtual Wednesday Nite @ The Lab
"Barriers to Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease Among Latinx Individuals: More Than a Language Issue" Maria Mora Pinzon, Family Medicine and Community Health
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Hispanic/Latino adults are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. However, they have higher rates of under-diagnosis (and hence under-treatment), and experience unique barriers to access diagnosis and treatment. In this presentation we will start by discussing who is considered Hispanic or Latino, the factors that are associated with increased risk, and the barriers that affect access to healthcare services (e.g. insurance, language).