Yared Zewde, MD
We need to improve patient and caregivers access to dementia specialists by adopting digital technologies which will reduce caregiver burden, improve patient care and and knowledge sharing.
Assistant Professor of Neurology.
Words of Strength
Open-minded, risk-taker, team player
We need to promote awareness, create evidence and improve access to dementia care for patients and caregivers using technologies. This way we can use our limited resources efficiently and effectively.
Yared is currently validating and adapting the Amharic version of the Alzheimer's disease Pocketcard app to screen people with cognitive impairment. This can help primary care providers to early detect and properly manage people with dementia.
As an Atlantic Fellow, Yared aims to build new knowledge and skills in developing quality scientific evidence, creating public awareness, and informing policymakers in order to reduce stigma and enhance the quality of life for people with dementia
In Ethiopia, dementia is associated with old age, and patients are deprived of proper care. Yared aims to implement technologies that enable dementia patients and their caregivers remotely access multidisciplinary care in a resource-limited setting
Yared received his medical degree from Jimma University, College of Health Sciences, Jimma, Ethiopia. Later he received his neurology specialty certificate from Addis Abab University. Also, he successfully completed two years of research fellowship training under the MEPI-JF scholarship program between Addis Ababa, Emory, and John Hopkins Universities.
Second best scorer of his cohort in neurology residency training