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Latino Alzheimer’s forum is Wednesday

Norman Bristol Colon, center, speaks at the Lancaster Hispanic Summit on Alzheimer’s & Dementia at the Groff Event Center on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. (Source: Provided)

The Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and YWCA are presenting a local summit focused on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia among the Latino population.

Described as a “community conversation,” the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at McCaskey East High School. Doors open a half-hour early; a complimentary lunch will be provided. Registration is free; to register, click here.

The forum is the third of its kind in the area, following ones in 2022 and 2023. Researchers say Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop dementia than non-Latino Whites, and that Latino patients are significantly less likely to receive optimal treatment, due to stigma, lack of awareness and lack of access to health care, among other factors.