The University of Houston program is turning to telenovelas as part of the Alzheimer’s awareness campaign in the Hispanic community

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — University of Houston students raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease risk in Hispanic community with telenovela

Hispanics are 50% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-Hispanic whites, according to a national research group, but they account for only 1% of clinical trials.

UH professor Luis Medina is director of the Engaging Communities of Hispanics/Latinos for Aging Research Network, a collaboration funded by the National Institute on Aging.

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Medina leads some UH students in finding ways to include Hispanics in aging research. ABC13 photojournalist Noe Cumplido spoke to Medina about the students’ efforts and why this project is so important.

The novella, entitled “Recuerdos de mi Abuelo” (“Memories of my Grandfather”), went through a round of focus groups and is now in its final stages. The team plans to go live with the telenovela in early November.

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