Conference on Aging in Americas

Date / Time

September 15, 2022 - September 16, 2022

7:30 am - 7:00 pm

The 15th ICAA installment will take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago Sept. 14-16, in a hybrid format.

The 2022 ICAA meeting is entitled “Cognitive Aging in Mexico and Latinos Communities in the United States: Deconstructing Resilience” and is motivated by critical social and behavioral scientific issues focusing on Latino aging and brain health. The increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and dementia, especially early-onset decline in the Mexican-origin population, increases the urgency of understanding the causes and consequences of cognitive aging, especially dementia caregiving for individuals, families and society.

The conference papers and posters will address the following issues:

  • What is the meaning, theoretical and practical usefulness of the concept of resilience in understanding important aspects of cognitive aging?
  • Which interventions can be introduced earlier in life to increase cognitive reserve?
  • How can cognitive research be enhanced throughout the life course and in later life?
  • Which cultural and social resources can be mobilized to promote brain health and enhance the quality of life?

The two-day program organized by Drs. Flavia Andrade, Fernando Riosmena, Martha Daviglus, and Silvia Mejia, consists of two keynote speakers — Dr. Eliseo Perez, NIMHHD and Dr. Silvia Mejia, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte) — 20 invited presentations, a juried poster session for emerging scholars and early career investigators in the behavioral and social sciences, a mentoring event and a consensus-building session.

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