To reduce the social impact of dementia, researchers and policy makers need to address the legal and societal structures that expose individuals with dementia and their families to unequal treatment.
Jalayne is currently conducting research to identify discrimination risks based on a risk for Alzheimer's disease and developing potential anti-discrimination protections relevant to employment and insurance.
As an Atlantic fellow Jalayne received funding from the National Institute on Aging and foundations to pursue studies that can advance equitable treatment for those at risk of and with Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.
Research that advances early detection of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative illnesses raises novel legal and ethical issues regarding potential employment and insurance discrimination.
Jalayne J. Arias, JD, MA is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Francisco in the Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology. Her research examines the legal and ethical challenges in Alzheimer’s and dementia. integrates empirical legal, qualitative, and health services research methods to better understand the legal and ethical challenges that are inherent to dementia care. Jalayne received her Juris Doctor degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (ASU), a Masters in Bioethics from Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio), and advanced fellowship training in Clinical Ethics from the Cleveland Clinic.