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Title:  Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease in Diverse Communities-- Are Cultural Comepetence Issues Resolved?

Presenter: David Suzuki, PhD

Dates:  Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2pm (EST) AND Friday, Feb. 27, 10am (EST)

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The number of individuals over 65 yo with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has been predicted to increase by about 265% by 2050. Over this period, the impact of AD will become growingly burdensome for many people of color, since (i) extrapolations of population growth indicate that minorities will become the majority by 2050 and (ii) the increases in the number of Blacks and Latinos over 65 yo will outpace the increase for Whites. Given current challenges to developing drug treatments for AD, the most effective means of decreasing societal costs and personal impacts would be to target risk factors for reduction. This conclusion is especially important for communities of color where racial/ethnic disparities in AD prevalence and risk factors for AD are significant. These reductions will require policies (societal changes) that address the social determinants of poor health and a more culturally responsive healthcare system.

The Equity Institute on Race, Culture & Transformative Action at IUPUI has partnered with the Division of Mental Health & Addiction to provide an online cultural competency training program.

Have questions about Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease in Diverse Communities? Contact DMHA, CUME, IU School of Education, & Equity Institute on Race, Culture & Transformative Action

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DMHA, CUME, IU School of Education, & Equity Institute on Race, Culture & Transformative Action

DMHA works to ensure that Indiana citizens have access to quality mental health and addiction services that promote individual, family and community resiliency and recovery.

The Center for Urban and Multicultural Education (CUME) at the Indiana University School of Education, IUPUI creates connections between research, theory and practice with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of education throughout the P-20 continuum, focusing on the urban school setting from early childhood through graduate school levels, and including formal, alternative and community-based education. 

The IU School of Education at Indianapolis is unique, rich in culture, diversity, technology, and dedicated to offering a variety of quality programs for pre-service and in-service education professionals. 

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