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Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community in Dementia Care – A LIVE, INTERACTIVE Webinar Training

Social and Cultural Competence Course

June 14 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm EDT

LIVE Interactive Webinar

In American society, LGBTQIA+ individuals have been marginalized and discriminated against, thus increasing the vulnerability and susceptibility of morbidity and mortality. In this LIVE interactive workshop, we will learn about the important intersection between dementia and the LGBTQIA community. In this general course, we aim to learn more about the history of the LGBTQIA population over time and how trauma can impact the health outcomes of the population. By taking a closer look at health disparities and social determinants of health, we will uncover the importance of inclusive dementia care. This training will also discuss stigma that many individuals in the LGBTQIA community face and how this can act as a barrier to receiving necessary healthcare. Lastly, we will discuss implications and recommendations including trauma-informed care and proper caregiver consideration to ensure that we are providing excellent dementia care to all individuals. 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. Participants will be able to leave this training not only with a greater understanding of the LGBTQIA community, but the importance of high-quality dementia care.

From this workshop you will learn to:

  1. Identify LGBTQIA-related issues around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care.
  2. Define the historical context that predisposes LGBTQIA individual to higher vulnerability of dementia-related risks.
  3. Describe the impact of historical barriers to care and stigma within the LGBTQIA community regarding dementia care.
  4. Assess the impact of historical dementia care for individuals in the LGBTQIA population.
  5. Apply culturally aware strategies to assist the LGBTQIA older population to increase accessibility and availability of inclusive and meaningful healthcare for dementia-related illnesses.

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