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Micro Level Cultural Consideration in Dementia Care: A Culturally Determined Phenomena and the Effects on Family Caregiving – A LIVE, INTERACTIVE Webinar

March 15 @ 12:00 pm 3:15 pm EDT

LIVE Interactive Webinar

Available population data may underestimate the risk and prevalence of dementia among many cultures in the United States. Lack of assessment for need has influenced a lack of cultural support in dementia care. This LIVE interactive workshop aims to broaden participants’ understanding of how dementia is viewed by specific populations (Black Americans, Latinx/Latino Americans, Asian Americans, American Indigenous populations), what caregiving for elders means within these cultures, and how all systems involved can contribute to developing culturally sensitive dementia care services. Cultural competence is not a one-time finite achievement, it is an ongoing learning process. 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 its context in dementia care.

2. Describe dementia as a culturally determined phenomena.

3. Recognize healthcare disparities among BIPOC as barriers to services.

4. Explain how different cultures view caregiving for a family member with dementia.

5. Identify culturally competent interventions to strengthen and improve dementia care.

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