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2020 NADRC Webinar:
Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia

Community-based services and supports for people living with dementia and their caregivers may not target the specific needs and concerns of people in some underserved communities. This web seminar will provide two program examples that strive to meet the needs of specific underserved groups including the Latino population, and persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia.
The multicultural population served by Alzheimer’s Los Angeles presents challenges for delivery of disease and caregiver education. Different cultural groups view Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) differently; for some it is heavily stigmatized. Literacy levels vary and groups view caregiving through different family structures and perspectives. The “Lost Memories” telenovela approaches caregiver education through a popular medium—the soap opera. It strives to make this education accessible to Latino families struggling to cope with ADRD.
Reducing Disability in Dementia (RDAD) is an exercise and behavioral management program that has been shown to reduce perceived disability and increase active days among persons with ADRD, as well as to reduce unmet needs among caregivers. Led by the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, a regional network of organizations that provide supports and services in the Kansas City region leveraged the use of mobile technology to deliver the RDAD program to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have or are at risk for ADRD, and their caregivers.
Presenters: Debra L. Cherry, PhD; Kelli N. Barton, PhD.

The presentation can be accessed at: Coming Soon!

Keywords: evidence-based, evidence based

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2020 NADRC Webinar:
Finding the Right Fit: Choosing Dementia Caregiving Programs for your Organization and Community

There is ongoing interest in launching new programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. Over the past two decades, a wide range of these programs have been developed to help offset adverse effects of caregiving. Although many of these programs are ready for broader community implementation, according to the Families Caring for an Aging America report from the National Academies, most health and social services organizations have not yet incorporated these programs into their community offerings. To find the program with the best fit, an organization should understand the internal and external factors driving their own needs and understand the wealth of programs that exist for supporting caregivers. First, this web seminar presentation outlines important areas for organizations to consider before they embark on introducing a new program in their community. Second, this event highlights Best Practice Caregiving, a data rich resource providing information on more than 40 dementia caregiving programs, developed by the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, in collaboration with Family Caregiver Alliance and Katie Maslow, a visiting scholar at the Gerontological Society of America.
Presenters: Heather L. Menne, PhD; David M. Bass, PhD

The presentation can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/HB7tN_5tfqM

Keywords: evidence-based, evidence based

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2020 NADRC Webinar:
Dementia Workforce Development: Two Models to Prepare for the Future

An introduction to critical issues in the dementia workforce will be presented. The CATCH-ON program at Rush University Medical Center is addressing workforce needs in unique ways through its Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. Dr. Erin Emery-Tiburcio will discuss various aspects of CATCH-ON, including the development of Dementia Friendly Communities in Illinois and resources for building your local dementia workforce. A second dementia workforce program example will be provided by Ms. Katelyn Marschall. Ms. Marschall will provide an overview of the Wisconsin Dementia Care Specialist Program and how the Dementia Care Specialist Program impacts people with dementia and their families. Practical resources for dementia professionals developed for use in community-based settings will also be provided.
Presenters: Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Katelyn Marschall

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Key Words: Training program, programs, education, activity, activities, curriculum, health professional, staff

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2020 NADRC Webinar:
Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Where We Are and What Comes Next

The number of older adult American Indians and Alaska Natives is increasing, and because dementia is more common with advanced age, as this population grows so too will the impact of cognitive impairment and related caregiving. Communities are taking note of this trend and are taking action to promote brain health, improve community knowledge about dementia and discerning their approach to support caregivers. This webinar will present key background material and an American Indian leader will talk about their dementia related activities.
Presenters: Michael Splaine, Carla Eben

The presentation can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/yVMdkVZPuyo

Key Words: minority group, minority groups, American Indian, Alaska Native, First Nation, Indian Country

PDF icon Addressing Dementia in Indian Country: Where We Are and What Comes Next

2020 NADRC Webinar:
Occupational Therapy and Social Work: Offering Community-Based Approaches to Support People Living with Dementia and their Caregivers
This webinar will discuss the beneficial role of occupational therapy and social work for people living with dementia and their caregivers. Evidence-based/informed interventions being implemented through ACL-ADPI project for people living alone with dementia, for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and dementia, and for those with distressing behaviors will be discussed. Recommendations on ways to help clients receive appropriate occupational therapy services will be shared. In addition, community-based approaches utilizing social workers to serve people living with dementia and their caregivers will be discussed. Topics will include examples from an urban nonprofit organization, as well considerations, recommendations, and benefits for integrating social work practices.
Presenters: Stephani Shivers, MEd, OTR/L; Jane Gruner, LMFT

The presentation can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/5vF163qn0u4

Key Words: occupational therapy, OT, social work, SW, community-based dementia programs

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2020 NADRC Webinar:
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Dementia Care: What We Can Do to Support LGBT Adults Living with Dementia

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) older adults may be at greater risk for dementia and yet many services are not designed with LGBT individuals in mind. The San Francisco LGBT Dementia Care Project is an innovative project with the goal of increasing access to dementia-capable care for the LGBT community. This seminar will highlight the importance and challenges of reaching a vital but invisible population. Learn how you and your organization can be more attuned to the needs of LGBT constituents with dementia by adapting policy and programmatic changes.
Presenters: Arthur Chan, Charles Symes

The presentation can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqf3nGCFIEw

Key Words: sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, gender non-conforming, gender identity

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2020 NADRC Webinar (August 27, 2020):
Navigating the World of Assistive Technology for People Living with Dementia
Are you caring for a person living with dementia or do you want to broaden your “toolbox” with strategies and solutions for someone living with dementia or Alzheimer's disease? Discover Assistive Technologies that can benefit people living with dementia.
Presenters: Carolyn Philips, Rachel Wilson

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Key Words: Self-help devices, equipment, communication aids

PDF icon Navigating the World of Assistive Technology for People Living with Dementia

2019 NADRC Webinar: January 30, 2019.
Measuring Outcomes to Evaluate Dementia Programs and Interventions
This web seminar reviews strategies, challenges and benefits of measuring outcomes to evaluate dementia programs and interventions. First, the rationale for outcome measurement and the value of different measurement strategies is reviewed. Next, strategies for selecting outcome measures, including considerations of measurement burden as well as the frequency and scheduling of data collection, are discussed. Finally, the Rosalynn Carter Institute will present a past experience in using measured outcomes during program implementation and expansion.

Presenters: Michael Lepore, Stephanie Hughes, Elizabeth Blount
The presentation can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/Y7UvkQUHlQM

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Also: Assessment, assessments, evaluation, outcome, measure, measures, quality,

2019 NADRC Webinar: January 30, 2019.
Measuring Outcomes to Evaluate Dementia Programs and Interventions
This web seminar reviews strategies, challenges and benefits of measuring outcomes to evaluate dementia programs and interventions. First, the rationale for outcome measurement and the value of different measurement strategies is reviewed. Next, strategies for selecting outcome measures, including considerations of measurement burden as well as the frequency and scheduling of data collection, are discussed. Finally, the Rosalynn Carter Institute will present a past experience in using measured outcomes during program implementation and expansion.

Presenters: Michael Lepore, Stephanie Hughes, Elizabeth Blount
The presentation can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/Y7UvkQUHlQM

PLEASE NOTE: Captions will automatically appear on the bottom of your screen.

Also: Assessment, assessments, evaluation, outcome, measure, measures, quality,

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2019 NADRC Webinar:
The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafés and Tête-à-Tête.

This webinar will provide an overview of the memory café model and an application of the model in the state of Florida. Presenters will discuss tips for memory café success, drawing from the experience of a network of over 100 memory cafés in Massachusetts. The webinar will also introduce the concept of a memory café network to foster the spread of these programs. Further, presenters will discuss how the interprofessional healthcare team at Florida Atlantic University partnered with a faith-based organization to create a culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate Memory Café-inspired activity named Tête-à-Tête. The webinar will provide lessons learned on reaching minority individuals living with dementia and specific strategies, experiences, and successes from a nurse-led community partnership model of specialized care and supportive services.
Presenter: Susan Frick

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PDF icon The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafes and Tete-a-Tete

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