Approximately 13% of Hispanics who are 65 or older have Alzheimer's or another dementia. Learn what the Alzheimer's Association is doing to address health disparities and provide support for Hispanic community members living with Alzheimer's or another dementia.
Like any other demographic group, Hispanic Americans have a variety of backgrounds, races, ethnicities and experiences. If you are a health care or services provider, advocate or otherwise serve people living with Alzheimer's or their families, there is no substitute for engaging local voices to learn what your community needs and how to meet those needs.
For more information, please see our special 2021 report on Race, Ethnicity and Alzheimer's in America (PDF).
Volunteers and volunteer opportunities
The Alzheimer's Association has volunteer opportunities available
for a variety of roles and time commitments. You can deliver support and education, raise funds, advocate for Alzheimer’s and more.
Sonia Martinez volunteers as an advocate
and community educator. She comments, "I love seeing our hard work come to fruition."
Carlos Olivas III is a Walk to End Alzheimer's committee member and caregiver for his dad, who is living with Alzheimer's. He shares
: "As an Alzheimer's caregiver, I am surrounded by other caregivers in communities of need who are also navigating the disease."
If you are interested in becoming a Promotore, Community Educator, Community Representative, or Support Group facilitator, call Amelia Garza
at (708) 669-2478 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Alzheimer's Association, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity — meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed
to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia
The Alzheimer's Association partners with many different organizations
to better serve all communities in the United States. Its national partners in serving the Hispanic community include:
To see who we are partnering with locally, please visit this page
Help is available
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer's Association is the trusted resource for reliable information, education, referral and support to millions of people affected by the disease. For free bilingual care consultation in English and Spanish, call our 24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900.
The Alzheimer's Association® offers support groups, classes, and conferences throughout Illinois to help you learn more about Alzheimer's, how to better care for your family members, and how to take care of yourself.