Promoting Inclusion of Minority Populations in AD Research

From the National Institute on Aging

Three million or more adults aged 60 + live in the U.S. who identify as a sexual and gender minority (SGM) or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex or another identity (LGBTQIA+). Less is known about Alzheimer’s disease risk and related health challenges among SGM aging populations.

Dr Jason Flatt discussed the current state of science on Alzheimer’s disease and related risk factors among SGM populations from multiple population-based and cohort studies. This webinar also highlighted best practices for conducting Alzheimer’s disease and aging research with SGM populations; provided recommendations for collecting data on sex assigned at birth, gender identity, sexual orientation, and intersex traits; and discussed how to support diverse early-career scholars to launch their careers in Alzheimer’s disease and aging research with SGM populations.

Read more: https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/promoting-inclusion-sexual-and-gender-minority-populations-alzheimers-disease-and-aging

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