Research Dissemination Award
All Alzheimer’s Caregivers Are Not Created Equal
Lyda Arevalo-Flechas, PhD, MSN, RN
Texas State University, St. David's School of Nursing
Delta Alpha-at-Large Chapter #095
Dr. Arévalo-Flechas was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Her research interests include Latino caregiving, the concepts of caregiver satisfaction and duty fulfillment, and formulation of a culturally informed theory of caregiving. She is a bilingual and bicultural investigator with a special interest in the cultural and linguistic competency of intervention programs for Latinos. Dr. Arévalo-Flechas is very active in mentoring nursing students in the planning and implementation of community outreach, service learning programs, and study-abroad experiences. She travels to Latin American countries every year leading groups of health-professions students to volunteer in medically underserved areas. Dr. Arévalo-Flechas is one of a handful of Hispanic doctorally prepared registered nurses in the nation. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame early this year, the University of Texas System Academy of Master Teachers in 201, and has being recognized as a Health Care Hero by the San Antonio Business Journal.