Felipe MejiasFollow

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Summer 2020


Costa Rica, Alzheimer's disease, medical research, patient data, scientific dialogue, physician training


Alzheimer's disease is a public health priority which has been researched for many years in the hope of finding a cure soon. Costa Rica has made significant progress in many areas of research; however, the research carried out in the country on Alzheimer's disease is very scarce. The present poster presents the challenges of developing scientific Alzheimer’s research in Costa Rica by reviewing current scientific research on Alzheimer's in Costa Rica and by conducting interviews with Costa Rican professionals who have conducted Alzheimer's research. The lack of investigative training of doctors, the difficulties in accessing patient data, and the lack of medical-scientific dialogue are shown as the greatest challenges to overcome in order to remedy the situation. Any Costa Rican scientist planning to do research on Alzheimer’s area should be prepared to encourage medical-scientific dialogue and stimulate the progress of Alzheimer's research.


Medical Sciences | Nervous System Diseases | Quality Improvement


Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State

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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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This work has been created with support from the Institute of International Education (IIE)/Fulbright - English for Graduate Students Program.



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