March 16th Virtual Symposium: Dementia Care in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Register for an annual symposium you won’t want to miss.

On March 16th from 10am-1pm CT, we are hosting a virtual symposium featuring a series of expert speakers who will discuss the impact of the pandemic on the experiences of families living with dementia and their care.

The symposium, titled “Dementia Care in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Impact for Families”, will include Katie Brandt who was a family caregiver to her husband who was living with young-onset Frontotemporal Degeneration and for her father who is living with young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Katie Brandt is the Director of Caregiver Support Services and Public Relations in the Frontotemporal Disorders (FTD) Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

We will also hear a conversation between Jason Resendez, the Executive Director of the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Center for Brain Health Equity, and Daisy Duarte who is a family caregiver, clinical trial participant, and advocate for the representation of Latinos in dementia research. Jason and Daisy will have a conversation about the importance of research among Latinx communities and representation in clinical trials.

We will also hear from a panel of experts including family caregivers and persons living with dementia, health professionals, and representatives of community organizations who will share findings from a project to understand how COVID-19 has impacted dementia care and the experiences of families living with dementia.

State Senator Menendez will open the symposium with comments about the impact of dementia on a state level, especially Latinx families who are at higher risk for developing dementia. Councilman Manny Pelaez will close the symposium with the importance of Dementia Friendly San Antonio to support families living with dementia during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Registration is free here:

Contact Sara Masoud with any questions.



This symposium is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (10725-UTHSC).

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