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CONy 2022 | Reducing the chance of dementia in refugees via community-based interventions

Tala Al Rousan, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego, CA, discusses strategies to reduce and mitigate the risk of dementia in refugees and displaced populations such as the homeless. Uncontrolled blood pressure, intermittent care and the lack of medications can contribute to less favorable outcomes and people with unmanaged hypertension and diabetes will have an increased likelihood of developing dementia. Cooperating with community leaders to encourage self-management of blood pressure may reduce dementia risk amongst refugee populations. This interview was conducted during the 2022 World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) meeting.