On Friday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m. ET, Alzheimer’s advocate Michele Castro joins Being Patient Live Talks. Castro inherited the PSEN1 genetic mutation that took her mother’s and her brother’s lives, both from early onset Alzheimer’s before the age of 60. With multiple family members also being affected by Alzheimer’s later in life, she has been dedicated to education and advocacy in the Latino community for the past six years.
She joins Being Patient to discuss her experience with Alzheimer’s in her family and her path towards advocacy in her majority-Latino community, including her work with her local Alzheimer’s Association chapter (serving the greater Philadelphia area and the Lehigh Valley, Southern New Jersey and the full state of Delaware) and as an Alzheimer’s congressional team member, advocating for funding and support programs with federal, state, and local legislators. Tune into the live talk to learn more about her experience with Alzheimer’s and advocating for more research in the Latino community.