2018 NADRC Webinar (July 10, 2018): Disaster Preparedness for Community Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia and Their Caregivers (weblink/pdf)

2018 NADRC Webinar: July 10, 2018
Disaster Preparedness for Community Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia and Their Caregivers

This web seminar provides a brief overview of risk factors that affect older adults’ and family caregivers’ preparation and response to a natural disaster. Characteristics of recent disasters in Northern and Southern California are summarized to highlight the vulnerabilities of older adults living in areas prone to wildfires and weather emergencies. The design, implementation and evaluation of a pilot program conducted at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System that targets disaster preparedness of community-dwelling Veterans with dementia and their family caregivers are described. Also discussed are policy and planning implications of lessons learned in the pilot, as well as opportunities for promoting safety for community-dwelling older adults experiencing disasters.

Presenters: Nancy Oliva and Betty Wexler

Webinar can be accessed at: https://youtu.be/mF_UqnCI6jc

PLEASE NOTE: Captions will automatically appear on the left side of the screen and the Closed Captioning tab in Youtube will not work.

Also: Natural disaster, hurricane, mudslide, wildfire, floods, volcano eruption, emergency kit