To reduce the impact of dementia we need to implement innovative modalities of diagnosis, focus on studies for preventive strategies, effective potential treatments, nutritional interventions, and low-cost non-pharmacological action plans for our patients.
To reduce the impact of dementia it is necessary to implement innovative modalities of diagnosis, focus on studies for preventive strategies, effective potential treatments, nutritional interventions, and low-cost nonpharmacological action plans for our patients.
Luis is working on modalities of diagnosis and potential treatments for dementia through the use of probiotic and nutritional interventions, research in Alzheimer's disease's early prevention, and collaborative therapeutic trials of patients with dementia.
As an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health, Luis will seek to lead research and promote evidence about the nutritional effect, and the importance of oral habits in the development of dementia and provide prevention of dementia in local groups around the world with action plans.
Dementia is a major public health issue in Latin America and the number of people living with dementia is expected to increase in the upcoming years. Luis believes that diseases like dementia are ignored by the society in communities closer to capital cities with low socioeconomic resources and a lack of policymakers.
Luis completed his medical studies at Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. He worked in the "Cedesnid" public foundation for people with low economical resources, disabilities, and neurological diseases in Bogota, Colombia. Luis received his master's degree in Neurology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. In the final year of his residency, he was selected to do a rotation in the Memory and Aging Unit at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain. Since completing his master's degree, he works as a Neurologist and researcher in Buenos Aires, Argentina.