Tackling Stigma and Alzheimer’s Disease within the AAPI Community


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Vince Tien and Dr. Dung Trinh join the podcast to discuss the many ways Alzheimer’s disease affects the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community. Vince Tien and Dr. Trinh both work as part of 360 Clinic, a multi-specialty medical group focused on telehealth services. With their experience in healthcare and telehealth services amidst the pandemic, Tien and Dr. Trinh describe the barriers and stigma that discourage the AAPI community from seeking help for dementia and the ways that we can dismantle those barriers.

Guests: Vince Tien, co-founder, CEO, 360 Clinic, and Dung Trinh, MD, chief medical officer, 360 Clinic

Episode Topics:

1:13 Vince Tien, what is your background in healthcare? How did you get involved in Alzheimer's disease and dementia care?

3:43 Dr. Trinh, what is your experience in caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

6:06 What are the health-related needs of AAPI communities? And, when it comes to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, what are these communities’ needs?

7:44 Is there a certain perception of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and cognition within the AAPI community?

9:22 How do you find common ground between accessibility issues of technology and the benefits of telehealth?

13:07 What role does stigma play in the Asian American or Vietnamese communities specifically when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? How does it affect caregiving and family members?

14:18 How do we start destigmatizing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and cognitive change within the Asian American community?

16:06 How does healthcare address the cultural, economical, linguistic barriers that Asian Americans experience regarding public health messages and care?

17:18 How can healthcare systems and organizations provide care for underresourced and underrepresented families who are suffering from dementia-related illnesses?

19:58 What would be the one thing you’d want the Asian American community to know about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care?

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Show Notes:

To learn more about 360 Clinic, find them at their website, Instagram, and Twitter.

Learn more about Dr. Dung Trinh at his LinkedIn and his Facebook Page.

Learn more about Vince Tien at his LinkedIn.

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