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May 27, 2020 - Stephanie Monroe and Jason Resendez

Making Dementia Care a Paid Leave Priority

The Paid Leave Alliance for Dementia Caregivers will advocate for access to paid leave for family caregivers of individuals living with dementia and other chronic conditions.
April 22, 2020 - Stephanie Monroe and Jason Resendez

COVID-19 Underscores Need for Equity in Healthcare and Research

Modern healthcare has long been plagued by problems of access, equity, and even outright discrimination.
March 27, 2020 - Stephanie Monroe and Jason Resendez

New Federal Coronavirus Legislation Still Leaves Big Gaps for Dementia Caregivers

It is disappointing that Congress stopped short of fully protecting family caregivers of older adults and individuals living with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.
October 11, 2019 - Stephanie Monroe and Jason Resendez

A road map for including Latinos and African Americans in Alzheimer’s research

*This piece originally appeared in STAT News. Alzheimer’s disease is the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that is still on the rise and that does not have a current effective treatment or cure. The limited inclusion of Latinos and African Americans in research will only worsen the outlook, though the success of efforts bubbling up across the country could help us keep up with the disease. The face of Alzheimer’s is changing, largely because the No. 1 risk factor for it is advanced age. By 2030, the number of Latinos age 65 and older will have grown
April 30, 2019 - Stephanie Monroe and Jason Resendez

Addressing Injustice in Alzheimer’s and Bringing Brain Health Equity to Communities of Color

April is National Minority Health Month, and it presents a good opportunity for all of us to reflect on the numerous challenges and injustices communities of color face when it comes to healthcare in the U.S. For example, African Americans and Latinos are at higher risk than non-Hispanic whites for some of our country’s most common health problems, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high blood pressure, and stroke. To understand and address these disparities, greater attention is being given to the role of social determinants like income inequality, housing and food security, and educational opportunity. A growing appreciation of
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