Alyssa Aguirre is a clinical social worker specializing in counseling individuals with dementia and their caregivers. In her role, she supports patient-centered and evidence-based approaches to deliver dementia treatment and care. Aguirre is developing the counseling and education program for individuals living with a cognitive disorder. She also coordinates several research studies focused on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology form the University of Minnesota and a Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Aguirre’s professional career has focused on Alzheimer’s intervention, program development, research and disease education. She is an advocate for early diagnosis and evidence-based program interventions in communities and hospital systems.
Aguirre contributed to Dementia Friendly America an initiative to educate health care systems and communities on ways to become dementia friendly by developing training videos and provider practice tools. She enjoys presenting at the national, state and local levels on topics related to dementia.