2020 NADRC Webinar (January 8, 2020): Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia (weblink/pdf)

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