Kuri is a geriatric physician and gerontologist. She is interested in developing programs that serve older people living with dementia, especially in indigenous people in poverty conditions.
Words of Strength
Kuri believes we must stop thinking that getting old means getting sick. She wants to highlight the presence of the indigenous population in Latin America because their aging is experienced differently from others, and it is important to consider these differences.
As a geriatrician, Kuri’s main task is to comprehensively evaluate the patient and control the risk factors for dementia.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Kuri’s objective is to create working groups with the central government and to develop programs that serve older people living with dementia.
In Ecuador, dementia is an underdiagnosed disease, especially in the indigenous populations. Kuri’s interest is to diagnose and provide a neurocognitive rehabilitation plan to vulnerable groups, such as indigenous people who are a group with a different reality when aging.