WASHINGTON, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s announced that Jason Resendez, Director of UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Latino Network and the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition, will join AT&T’s Advisory Panel on Access and Aging as an external advisor.
AT&T’s Advisory Panel on Access and Aging (AAPAA) is composed of national leaders in assistive technology, aging and cross-disability issues. It provides advice and counsel to AT&T’s subsidiaries, affiliates and leadership teams regarding issues of mutual interest. The panel discusses relevant areas of overlap between technology and disability as it relates to AT&T products and services.
“Jason’s experience working at the intersections of Latino aging issues, community engagement and technology access will inform our efforts to empower our customers to live independently through accessible technology solutions,” said Mark Balsano, AT&T Deputy Chief Accessibility Officer. “This commitment becomes even more important in the face of growing health challenges like dementia and Alzheimer’s.”
Resendez leads the UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Latino Network and the LatinosAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition, the nation’s first-ever national coalition of Latino organizations working together to address Alzheimer’s growing impact on the Latino community. Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s than non-Hispanic whites and, on average, present symptoms seven years earlier than other communities. Further, Latinos are disproportionately represented in the older age groups most at risk of Alzheimer’s.
Resendez spearheads opinion leadership outreach, coalition management and patient and caregiver advocacy. UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is dedicated to ensuring that the race for an Alzheimer’s cure is inclusive of Latino priorities, voices and advocates.
“From brain health research to caregiving support, technology can be a tool for addressing the myriad of challenges and opportunities that aging presents for consumers, society and the economy,” said Resendez. “I’m proud to work hand-in-hand with an industry leader like AT&T to address these challenges through innovative technology solutions for families struggling with diseases like Alzheimer’s.”
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UsAgainstAlzheimer’s is an innovative non-profit organization demanding – and delivering – a solution to Alzheimer’s. Driven by the suffering of millions of families, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s presses for greater urgency from government, industry, and the scientific community in the quest for an Alzheimer’s cure – accomplishing this through effective leadership, collaborative advocacy, and strategic investments.
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