In this podcast by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Dr. Cynthia Carlsson and Daniel A. King–the veteran recruitment coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center–talk about some of the unique ways that Alzheimer’s disease affects veterans and Native Americans. Their work at the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center allows them to connect with people who are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease and help educate them on how to maintain brain health, both through Dr. Carlsson’s research and clinical practice and Mr. King’s outreach to veterans and Native Americans.
Discussing the importance of current outreach and educational efforts as well as what they’ve learned from engaging with veterans and Native Americans, Dr. Carlsson and Mr. King describes how understanding different cultures and community experiences can help Alzheimer’s disease research better support underserved populations.
Episode Topics Discussed:
- 1:47 Why do veterans have a higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease?
- 2:52 What does this new program at the ADRC, focused on veterans, look like, and why have it here?
- 5:19 How do your caregiving experiences influence the conversations you have educating others about Alzheimer’s disease?
- 20:25 What needs to change within research to do a better job serving veterans, Native Americans, and other underserved populations?