On Friday, September 15th at 12:00 p.m. PT/3:00 p.m. ET, LuPita Gutierrez-Parker will join Being Patient Live Talks to share her experience living with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 61, what she noticed first, and what she is doing about it now, nearly eight years later.
A dedicated advocate for the Alzheimer’s community, Gutierrez-Parker was initially diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment in 2016, at age 61. She was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s one year later. Today, she’s passionate about advocating for education and outreach to diverse communities, working with her local Alzheimer’s Association to fight for better access to care and support her peers in living their best lives with Alzheimer’s.
With her mother and father both being diagnosed with dementia before they passed away in their 80s, Gutierrez-Parker is the only one of her six siblings living with Alzheimer’s. She has two daughters in their 30s, one of whom, Jessica is her live-in care partner.
Tune in to this live talk to hear about her experience with the early signs of MCI, Gutierrez-Parker’s journey to and through her diagnosis, and the advocacy work that is now her passion.