Sponsored by National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC)
Alone but Not Forgotten: Reaching Socially Isolated People Living With Dementia
Wednesday, March 25 | 1:30–3:00 PM
As dementia progresses, individuals experience an increasing need for support as a result of declines in memory, cognition, and decision-making. Studies indicate that 28 to 34 percent of people with dementia live alone. People living alone with dementia are at high risk for self-neglect, malnutrition, financial exploitation, isolation and other issues. Attendees will learn about innovative programs and resources related to persons living alone with dementia from Administration on Aging grantees.
Presenters: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW, Co-Director, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, RTI International; Erin Long, MSW, Specialist, Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living; Carol Manning, MD, PhD, ABPPCN, Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Director, Memory Disorders Clinic, University of Virginia; Katlyn Blackstone, MS, LSW, Chief Program Officer, Southern Maine Agency on Aging; Kay Wallick, Program Director, Dementia Friendly Wyoming.
Caring for Caregivers: Evidence-Based Trainings on Dementia Behaviors
Wednesday, March 25 | 3:30–5:00 PM
Numerous nonpharmacological interventions have been shown in rigorous studies to reduce behavioral symptoms in people with dementia and their families. In 2008, the Administration on Aging (AoA) began to support translation of evidence-based interventions in the community. Attendees will learn about AoA’s grants program and grantee experience of translating, expanding and sustaining two evidence-based dementia interventions at the community level that address response to behavioral symptoms.
Presenters: David Bass, PhD, Senior Vice President, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Debra Cherry, PhD, Executive Vice President, Alzheimer’s Los Angeles; Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW, Co-Director, National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center, RTI International; Kenneth Hepburn, PhD; Professor, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Director, Outreach, Recruitment, and Education Core, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center; Christine Jensen, Director, Health Services Research, Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health; Erin Long, MSW, Specialist, Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living.