Milton López, MD, MGeron, MPH
Milton believes we need to promote the participation of multiple actors like the public and private sectors, local NGOs, and the people living in all regions and neighborhoods.
Milton is a geriatrician and associate professor in the Medicine School UNAN-Managua in Nicaragua. He provides clinical care to older people, living in nursing homes and in the community, in Nicaragua.
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Lots of enthusiasm and teamwork
Milton believes we are reducing the impact of dementia in the world through networking inside and outside of his country. We need to promote the participation of multiple actors like the public and private sectors, local NGOs, and the people living in all regions and neighborhoods.
Milton is working with the first memory unit in the capital of Nicaragusa and plans to expand this experience in all regions of Nicaragua.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Milton hopes to design a protocol for early diagnosis of dementia and to open memory units in all regions of Nicaragua in the primary-care sector.
Dementia is an important public health problem. Most of the patients do not have the opportunity to access a mental health center. Milton believes we need to provide access for poorer people to attend memory units in all regions of Nicaragua and to design a protocol for diagnosing early dementia.
Milton received his Medical Doctor and Master in Public Health at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua UNAN-Managua. He received his Master in Social Gerontology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain and his Master in Geriatric Care at the Universidad Católica de Valencia. He is an Associate Profesor in the School of Medicine UNAN-Managua, and he is the President of Fundación Alzheimer de Nicaragua 2016–2022. He provides clinical care to older people living in nursing homes and in the community in Nicaragua.