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CONy 2022 | The effects of forced migration on the perceived risk of dementia

Tala Al Rousan, MD, MPH, University of California, San Diego, CA, comments on the impact of trauma on dementia risk in refugees and the possible intergenerational trauma that may arise as a result. The existence of refugee camps and detention centers can often exacerbate stress in people going through the immigration process and Dr Rousan highlights the need to solve the causes of forced migration. Epidemiological studies are underway to assess the risk of dementia, as well as elucidate possible biomarkers. This interview was conducted during the 2022 World Congress on Controversies in Neurology (CONy) meeting.