Maritza Pintado Caipa has been working as a general neurologist in Tacna, Peru.
In her role she noted that many diseases like dementia are ignored by society and the authorities and that there is a lack of epidemiological data on dementia in Peru, with only a few people working in the area of dementia. Maritza believes that dementia isn't a priority disease in Peru, possibly due to lack of diagnosis.
Bio: Maritza Pintado received her medical school training from the Universidad Nacional Jorge Basadre de Tacna, Peru. Maritza received her post grad as a neurologist from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and developed her medicine practice in the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas in Lima, Peru.