On March 22, 2023 from 1-2 p.m. ET, the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will host the webinar, Community-Based Early Dementia Screening Leads to Support for Caregivers and People Living with Dementia. A description of the webinar and registration information follows.
Community-based organizations play a key role in conducting dementia screenings in the community. These screenings can lead to referrals for a comprehensive medical assessment to assist in diagnosing dementia. In this webinar, participants will learn about two ACL Alzheimer’s Disease Programs Initiative grantees conducting dementia screenings in the community. The Chinese American Service League had success getting 596 of 800 people screened for dementia using the Mini-Cog. Some clients were linked to specialists for dementia diagnostic evaluation, and others were provided with case management and other services to meet their needs. OMID, through various outreach events and programs, has been successful in signing up community members for early memory screenings, using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) since August 2021. Once screening scores are calculated, case managers work with community members whose scores signal early memory loss to educate them about OMID’s care coordination services and how they can assist them with securing additional testing and observation. These screenings are a pathway to dementia diagnosis. The benefits of these screenings cannot be underestimated even if the process to get a client to a medical assessment is lengthy.
Additional information about this webinar and the registration form can be found here: 3-22-23 NADRC Webinar-Community-Based Early Dementia Screening
As a reminder, registration is still open for the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center’s next webinar on February 23, 2023 from 2-3 p.m. ET, From Dementia to COVID-19: Maintaining Innovations using Data Driven Program Decision Making. Additional information about the February 23rd webinar and the registration link can be found here: 2-23-23 NADRC Webinar-From Dementia to COVID-19
- National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) webinars are free of charge and open to the public.
- NADRC webinars are recorded and will be available for viewing at https://nadrc.acl.gov/.
- Pre-registration is required to attend the live webinars.
- Closed captioning is available during the live event and is included in the recording for all NADRC webinars.
If you have questions, please email NADRC-Webinars@rti.org.