We need to address dementia from a multidisciplinary perspective, with interventions made at different levels, from direct patient care to research and public policies.
Natalia works as a neurologist at a public hospital in Santiago de Chile, with a focus on dementia management. She is in charge of creating and organizing a multidisciplinary team for dementia care. She also teaches at the University of Chile.
Eloisa Díaz Insunza
Words of Strength
To reduce the scale and impact of dementia, we need to address this condition from a multidisciplinary perspective, with interventions made at different levels, from direct patient care to research and public policies.
Natalia provides health care services to patients with dementia and mild cognitive impariment. She is also working to create a Memory Unit at the hospital where she works and collaborates in a clinical trial of dementia prevention.
Natalia aims to create a multidisciplinary network for health care attention to patients with dementia and their families, to implement better prevention initiatives and to contribute to improve health care policies in her country.
By organizing multidisciplinary interventions for patient (and their families) care and implementing strategies for dementia prevention, Natalia aims to diminish the impact of dementia in the aging Chilean population.
Natalia Pozo Castro received her medical school training from the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile, and after that she received her neurology degree from the Universidad de Chile. Afterwards, she joined the Neurology Department at the Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán, in Santiago de Chile, where she works as a neurologist.