When: Tuesday, December 13, 2022 / 2:00pm EST to 3:00pm EST
Description: “In this webinar, participants will learn about dementia programs that focus on serving Hispanic and LGBTQI+ communities, which historically have not received equitable care and support.
Saul Juarez Aguilar will present information on challenges implementing dementia initiatives in the Hispanic community and how collaboration acts as a powerful tool for promotion and sustainability. Understanding these challenges and efforts to serve the Hispanic community is essential as approximately 13% of Hispanics 65 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Well-established health initiatives educate the Hispanic community about dementia but failing to understand Hispanic culture could lead to increased health disparities among Hispanic community members living with dementia.
Sarah Bahnson will discuss challenges experienced by LGBTQI+ people living with dementia and ways to improve services to this community and will present key features of the Visibility Matters program. Learning about these topics is important as LGBTQI+ people have experienced challenges accessing services, including dementia care. Whether deciding if it is safe to be known as part of the LGBTQI+ community or needing additional protections, aging care providers benefit from learning more about this community to better support person-first methodologies.”