Watch a videotape of our recent webcast: Lupus and Cognitive Health
Presented by LRA’s Young Leaders Board
People with lupus know only too well the need to avoid stress to prevent flares while optimizing emotional and cognitive wellbeing. But that’s pretty hard to do, especially in this time fraught with societal upheaval amid a global pandemic that’s affecting members of this community more severely than most.
Moderator: Martin Lewis, LRA Young Leaders Board, Actor, and Lupus Warrior
Meggan Mackay, MD, Rheumatologist and researcher, Feinstein Lupus Center of Excellence
Will present on clinical trials looking at why many people with lupus have cognitive impairment – problems with thinking, concentration and memory.
Priscilla Toral, LCSW, Senior Manager, LupusLine®/Charla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)® Programs at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)
Lillian Mendez, Senior Program Associate ICharla de Lupus (Lupus Chat)® at HSS
Will share advice on normalizing mental health conversations for people with lupus, and offer useful tips for coping with lupus, particularly in the stressful time of COVID-19.
Teodora Staeva, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Lupus Research Alliance
Will introduce the LRA’s Brain Bank Program, an initiative to help researchers study brain tissue to better understand why lupus causes cognitive issues.