2019 NADRC Webinar (June 25, 2019): Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness Among People Living With Dementia (weblink/pdf)

2019 NADRC Webinar:
Addressing Social Isolation and Loneliness Among People Living With Dementia

Studies indicate that 28 percent to 34 percent of people with dementia are socially isolated and live alone. With no one else living in the home to observe changes in the individual’s cognitive and functional abilities, the progressive decline associated with dementia may go unnoticed until an emergency occurs. In addition, some studies have found that people with dementia who live alone may not manage their daily activities as well or at all when they feel lonely. This web seminar will focus on strategies programs can use to address social isolation and loneliness among people with dementia who live alone. Presenters for this webinar include representatives from two programs that focus on identifying and providing services to people with dementia who live alone, including the Model for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Services (MAS) in Fort Worth, Texas, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Care Ecosystem in San Francisco, California.

Presenters: Sarah Dulaney, Donald R. Smith,

The presentation can be accessed at:

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

Also: Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, Social Isolation, Social Alienation, Care Ecosystem