Examining Cognitive Health & Dementia Risk Among Sexual & Gender Minorities


Jun. 2, 2021, 12pm to 1pm

Office/Remote Location



The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Geriatric Fellowship Program in collaboration with the NIHAN project present you the following Geriatric Grand Rounds.

Course Description

Few studies have investigated the symptoms and disease progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in sexual and gender minorities or the LGBTQIA+ community. In this presentation, Dr. Flatt will highlight current research examining Cognitive Health & Dementia Risk Among Sexual & Gender Minorities. This will include data on dementia diagnoses and self-reported memory problems from a population-based sample. He will also discuss the implications of findings in terms of healthcare and clinical practice.

Webinar Instructor

Jason Flatt, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor at the UNLV School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Social and Behavioral Health Program. Dr. Flatt’s current research works to better understand the risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among sexual and gender minority (LGBTQIA+) older adults. Dr. Flatt has received an NIH career award (K01) on the Epidemiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias among Sexual and Gender Minorities. He’s also co-PI on a study from the National Institute on Aging’s Research Centers Collaborative Network exploring cognition and gender trends in three American generations.



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External Sponsor

Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Geriatric Fellowship Program, NIHAN