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Macro Level Cultural Consideration in Dementia Care: A Population-Based Approach

Social and Cultural Competence Course

April 19 @ 2:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

LIVE Interactive Webinar

In American society, our most vulnerable populations are at a greater risk for morbidity and mortality. This phenomenon is the same for dementia. This LIVE Interactive workshop aims to look at the following three modifiable health factors 1) social determinants of health 2) barriers to care and 3) health disparities impact populations pertaining to Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias, and how they impact dementia in different communities. We will also learn about culture and what culture broadly means in America. We aim to understand the different cultures individuals can belong to and predominantly how those identities can impact rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias. Additionally, we will use case studies to explore how different kinds of interventions can aid in assisting specific population health. Our goal for the case studies to examine how these particular interventions are focusing on either social determinant of health, barriers to care and health disparities and how they are incorporating the community into the health process.  Finally, we will discuss the importance of cultural competence in care and culturally awareness in the creation of macro-level interventions to ensure inclusivity and reduce society-level inequalities. This workshop is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions, case vignette discussions, and a Q&A session at the end.

From this workshop you will learn to:

  1. Define culture and social determinants of health in the context of American society.
  2. Identify cultural-related issues around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
  3. Describe the impact of barriers to care impacting specific populations.
  4. Assess the implementation of evidence-based programs to assist with health disparities related to dementia.
  5. Apply strategies and policies to assist with affecting modifiable health factors.

A complete course description, including objectives, agenda, speaker bio and cancellation policy, is available here.