Clara Domínguez Vivero, MD


We need to see aging as a natural and valuable process, and include the elderly in social life, economic activity, and family.

Current Work

Clara is a Clinical Neurologist for the Galician Health Service in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She aims to improve communication between clinicians and patients, and increase patient access to non-pharmacological care and support.

Personal Hero

People living with disabilities

Words of Strength

Building relationships


Our society excludes the elderly from social life, economic activity, and even family. We should go back to including them in every aspect of life and seeing aging as a natural and valuable process.


Clara is working to improve non-pharmacological care and support for caregivers in Galicia, a region in the Northwest of Spain with one of the fastest aging populations, through online support.


As an Atlantic Fellow, Clara has had the chance to know how dementia care works around the world and has entered a network of professionals with different backgrounds and levels of expertise, all devoted to improving the lives of people living with dementia.


Spain needs to take more steps towards improving dementia care with a fully-funded national dementia strategy and more resources allocated to non-pharmacological treatment and caregiver support.

Education & Experience

Clara Domínguez Vivero received her medical school training from the Universidace de Santiago de Compostela, Spain. She trained as a neurologist in the Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela. She has visited UCSF and Columbia University as an observer in the field of dementia and is currently pursuing her PhD.