The Ripple Effect: COVID-19's Impact on Communities & Caregivers

The Ripple Effect: COVID-19's Impact on Communities & Caregivers

COVID-19 is affecting all communities but is taking a particularly heavy toll among communities of color, just like Alzheimer's does.    This Alzheimer's Talks kicks off a two-part series exploring the health equity challenges presented by COVID-19 in the dementia community and beyond. We invited an expert panel to discuss the virus’ effects on family caregivers of color and what social service providers and health systems are doing to support seniors in this challenging time. We also shared a few highlights from our latest A-LIST survey results on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on the Alzheimer's community. Our panel included mental health researcher Iris Aguilar, MSPA, of the University of Southern California’s Roybal Institute on Aging; research nurse and educator Angela Allen, PhD, of Banner Health and Arizona State University, a former board member of the National Black Nurses Association; and medical director Lauren Barial, MD, of naviHealth. Host Meryl Comer also spoke one-on-one with caregiver-advocate and author Loretta Veney and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher.Support for the COVID Insight Series and this Alzheimer's Talks is provided by educational grants from the Eisai USA Foundation, naviHealth and Biogen. Support the show (

Duration: 51 min

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