Diversity and Dementia Care Webinar Series
Join us for a series of six webinars that address how to provide care that recognizes values, and is responsive to diversity – in cultural, sexual orientation, family support, and more – among people with dementia. You will learn about key factors to consider in meeting the needs of older adults with dementia – who are not just increasing in number but also in diversity. Taught by Dr. Cordula Dick-Muehlke, this webinar series promises to empower you with the knowledge to achieve person-centered dementia care that effectively responds to under-addressed aspects of diversity in those you serve.
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October 12, 2017: When It’s Not Alzheimer’s Disease: How Other Dementias Impact Care
It’s not enough to know just that a resident has dementia – the type makes a difference! In this webinar, attendees will learn how the symptoms, treatment, and care for individuals affected by dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or the behavioral variant of fronto-temporal (bvFTD) dementia vary from those experienced by people with Alzheimer’s disease. Attendees will 3eceive practical tips addressing the unique behavioral changes and care challenges in residents with DLB or bvFTD.
November 9, 2017: Exploring the impact of Culture Perspectives on Dementia Care
Given the increasing diversity in California, Oregon, and Washington, this webinar explores the impact on how dementia is understood and care in provided across the five largest minority groups in the region: Blacks, Hispanics, Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese. Attendees will learn about the key components of culturally sensitive care as well as similarities and differences among the five groups in their views of dementia, cultural values/beliefs, family functioning, caregiving, decision-making, help-seeking, and communication.
January 11, 2018: Does Ethnicity Make a Difference in Behavioral Expression?
Behavioral expressions are unique to the individual and influenced by many factors, including ethnicity. Attendees will learn what research has shown about how behaviors differ among persons with dementia who are Black, Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese, as well as the unique factors (e.g., war, trauma, history of discrimination, and differences in nonverbal communication) that may contribute to behavioral expressions. In particular, the webinar will explore how important understanding differences in nonverbal communication is in the care of ethnically diverse persons with advanced dementia.
February 8, 2018 Meeting the Dementia Care Needs of the LGBT Community
March 8, 2018 Spouse, Adult Child, or Other: Caregiver Relationships Makes a Difference
April 12, 2018 Don’t Forget About the Impact of Your Residents’ Spiritual Traditions of Care