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Educational materials

This section includes Spanish-language educational information about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. Materials written in English only are noted.

Español Web section (bilingual site)

 ¿Qué le pasa al Abuelito? (22 pages, fotonovella)

 Actividades (Activities) (3 pages)

 Alimentación (Eating) (4 pages)

 Alucinaciones (Hallucinations) (3 pages)

 Aseo Personal (Bathing) (2 pages)

 Hospitalización (Hospitalization) (3 pages)

 Incontinencia (Incontinence) (3 pages)

 La Pena, el Luto y Culpabilidad (Grief, Mourning, and Guilt) (4 pages)

 Los Centros Diurnos de Cuidado (Adult Day Care) (4 pages)

 Los Días Festivos (Holidays) (3 pages)

 Platicando con la Persona, la Familia y los Amigos (Telling the Person, Family, and Friends) (3 pages)

 Presentación Personal (Dressing) (3 pages) 

 Seguridad (Safety) (3 pages)

 Sexualidad (Sexuality) (2 pages) 

 Vacaciones (Vacationing) (3 pages)

 Visitas (Visiting) (3 pages)

MedicAlert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return®   Enrollment form in Spanish

Outreach materials

This section is designed primarily for professionals who work with Hispanics and Latino who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The content includes recommendations for culturally sensitive care and explanations of help-seeking behaviors and caregiving practices often evident in Hispanic or Latino families.

 Diversity Notes: Hispanic Attitudes/Beliefs Relevant to Care (2 pages)
Reproduced with permission from National Resources on Diversity/Alta Consulting Group.


The following videos are held in the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library in Chicago. You can check them out with an interlibrary loan arranged through your local public or academic library.

  • Alzheimer's Disease: A Multicultural Perspective

  • La Enfermedad de Alzheimer en su comunidad

  • Hasta que hay cura la diagnosis de la enfermedad de Alzheimer.

  • Hispanic healthcare beliefs, attitudes and practices that affect clients

  • Living with Alzheimer's disease
    1999 Office of Learning Resources, University of California, San Diego George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, Inc.

  • Memory Loss and Special Issues for African-American and Hispanic Caregivers

  • A Visit with Maria

  • La Enfermedad de Alzheimer y El Cuidado

Glossary of terms

The following glossary in Spanish defines frequently used terms related to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia-related care and treatment.

 Spanish glossary (13 pages)


The bibliography is a reviewed collection of articles, books, and other resources about Alzheimer’s disease and issues relevant to the Hispanic/Latino community. We recommend that you contact your local Alzheimer’s Association chapter or local library for availability of items on the list. Items held in the Alzheimer’s Association Green-Field Library in Chicago are noted and may be checked out with an interlibrary loan from your local public or academic library.

 Hispanic/Latino bibliography (19 pages)

Comments and questions

Please send comments or questions about Diversity Resources to DiversityResources@alz.org.

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