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LuPita Gutierrez-Parker: On Life and Advocacy with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

September 15, 2023 12:00 pm 12:30 pm PDT

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.


September 15, 2023
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm PDT


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3 thoughts on “LuPita Gutierrez-Parker: On Life and Advocacy with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s

  1. My husband had early onset Alzheimer’s for 19 yrs. and died in May. His best gift to me was accepting his diagnosis and not denying it. We both decided to still find a way to enjoy life but just to live it in a different way. We were still able to travel, take classes, enjoy the Colorado mountains, and go to concerts. One thing that I have a difficult problem with is saying that a person has dementia which is not a diagnosis. Important to know the kind of dementia and to not be afraid to use the word Alzheimer’s if that is the diagnosis.

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