Health Disparities in Aging & Dementia.mov

Presented by: Luis Medina, Ph.D. Dr. Medina is a bilingual and bicultural clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the University of Houston Department of Psychology. He directs the Collaborative on Aging Research and Multicultural Assessment (CARMA) and the NIH-funded Engaging…

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Presented by: Luis Medina, Ph.D.
Dr. Medina is a bilingual and bicultural clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the University of Houston Department of Psychology. He directs the Collaborative on Aging Research and Multicultural Assessment (CARMA) and the NIH-funded Engaging Communities of Hispanics/Latinos for Aging Research (ECHAR) Network. His research examines the cultural neuroscience of cognitive aging and dementia, as well as assessment and diagnosis in underrepresented populations.

Abstract: Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities are disproportionately affected by health conditions and poor health outcomes. CALD groups bear a large burden of conditions related to cognitive aging and neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. However, biological factors alone have not been able to explain these health disparities. This presentation will discuss several issues related to the study of health disparities in aging and dementia, including current knowledge and gaps in knowledge, methodological issues that limit our understanding of these conditions in diverse communities, and professional factors that slow progress in this area. Recommendations and potential solutions will be discussed.

Target Audience: Neuropsychologists, Healthcare workers

Learning Objectives:
– Describe what we know and do not know about risk, diagnosis, and course of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs) in diverse communities.
– Identify current limitations in the neuropsychological scientific literature related to lack of representation and/or lack of transparency in research samples.
– Discuss workforce and funding disparities that limit our ability to answer health disparities questions.
– Summarize recommendations and potential solutions to address the limitations described.

Part of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry, Clinical Neuropsychology Seminar Diversity Series.

Sponsored by California Psychological Association (CPA) Division VIII – Neuropsychology: cpapsych.org/page/div8x01

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