March 3, 2022— The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) will host a free virtual Latino Healthy Brain Summit: Una Mejor Calidad de Vida (A Better Quality of Life) for Miami-area residents on March 30, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. Individuals can register for the free virtual summit by clicking here.

The Latino Healthy Brain Summit will be a virtual Spanish language educational summit (with English subtitles) and will provide information about:

 The impact of Alzheimer’s disease on the Hispanic/LatinX community in Miami, FL.

  • Warning signs of memory impairment and dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • Estate planning for families
  • Eating for brain health/modernizing traditional foods for healthy living
  • The importance of early detection
  • Proactive steps to help improve brain health
  • Resources in the Miami area available to help Latino families

“Latinos face the largest increase in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related illnesses of any racial/ethnic group in the United States, according to the National Institute on Aging—the number of Latinos aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s is projected to nearly triple by 2060,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President & CEO. “We want to empower the Latino community with information that can help them understand the risks and warning signs, encourage them to get screened and speak up about memory concerns, as well as learn about services available to help.”

Sessions at the virtual summit will include:

12:00 p.m.-12:10 p.m. ET


Victoria Torres-Velez

National Memory Screening Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

 12:10 p.m.-12:45 p.m. ET

Brain Health, Detection, and Diagnosis in the Latino Community

Annelly Bure-Reyes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

 12:45 p.m.–1:20 p.m. ET

Estate Planning for the Alzheimer’s Family

Patricia Keyes, Esq.

Law Office of Patricia Keyes, P.A.

 1:20 p.m.–1:50 p.m. ET

Eating for Brain Health: Modernizing Traditional Latino Foods for Healthy Living  

Brain Health

Diana Mesa, RD/LDN, CDCES

Founder, En La Mesa Nutrition

 1:50 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET

Closing Remarks
Victoria Torres-Velez

National Memory Screening Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Miami-area residents can register for the free virtual Latino Healthy Brain Summit by clicking here. Individuals who have questions about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health or support services can connect with the AFA Helpline and speak with a licensed social worker seven days a week by web chat through AFA’s website,, and clicking on the blue and white chat icon in the lower right-hand corner or sending a text message to 646-586-5283. The web chat and text message features are available in English, Spanish and more than 90 other languages.


About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA)

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide and to fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.  AFA has earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating for seven consecutive years.