Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Foundation of America

Latino Brain Health Summit: Chicago

“Una Mejor Calidad de Vida”/“A Better Quality of Life”

Held on July 23, 2021, this virtual educational summit discussed the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the Latino community in Chicago. Participants learned about the importance of memory screenings and how to get them; tips for communicating memory concerns; and resources available to help Latino families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. View the video by clicking above. 

Event Agenda- July 23, 2021

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CT

Healthy Living Tips

1:00 pm – 1:10 pm


Luisa Echevarria

Board Member, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm

Health of Latinos: Culture Really Matters

David Marquez, PhD

Director, Exercise Psychology Laboratory, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

1:50 pm – 2:30 pm

Brain Health

Katya Cruz Madrid, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in Geriatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm

Surviving or Thriving? Having the Conversation

Perla Castro

Founding Member, Latino Alzheimer’s Coalition for Advocacy, Research and Education (LACARE)

(Translation by Celita Castro, RN)

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm

Planning for the Future: Legal Tools for Patients and Caregivers

Adela Carlin, Esq.

Legal Services Program Director, Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Program

3:50 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks 

Luisa Echevarria

Board Member, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America