We can proudly announce that from now on we will be collaborating with the consortium Research Dementia Latin America.

Research Dementia Latin America (ReDLat) is a multinational consortium that is launched to expand dementia research in Latin America. The consortium aims to identify the unique genetic and socioeconomic/social determinants of health that drive Alzheimer’s diseases and the other dementias in Latin America. The project is a five-year multidisciplinary collaboration that will study dementia in underserved and diverse populations in Latin America. They are using neuroimaging, genetic and behavioral data on over 4,000 individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Mexico, Peru and the US  to offer a unique understanding of the genetic and environmental underpinnings of dementia. The study’s director is Agustin Ibanez, PhD, Director, Institute for Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience, Argentina; Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI, who also advises the UNITED consortium through a position on our board.

Naturally we are very pleased with this collaboration and we look forward to working with the ReDLat consortium.