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AFA Fireside Chat: Health Care Disparities for Veterans
June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Episode 6: Health Care Disparities for Veterans
Veterans may be at a higher risk for developing a dementia-related illness later in life, based on their military experiences. This episode will discuss factors that can increase a veteran’s risk for dementia, the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and depression on brain health, potential impediments to diagnosis and care for veterans, and ways to breakdown these barriers.
Peter Bayley, PhD
Research Director, War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
AFA Medical, Scientific, & Memory Screening Advisory Board Member