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Caregiving with Pride: The LGBTQIA+ Community and Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

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The LGBTQ Caregiver Center is proud to host this LGBTQ Caregiver Webinar in honour of United States’ National Family Caregiver Month!

We are thrilled to have two wonderful guest speakers who will be speaking about all things caregiving and dementia in the LGBTQ community, and we hope you will join us. Zander Keig, LCSW will host this session joined by Jennifer Henius, LCSW with special guests Dr. Jason Flatt of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and Dr. Whitney Wharton from Emory University.

Description: Over 3 million or more adults aged 60 + live in the U.S. who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or another identity (LGBTQIA+). Less is known about dementia risk in LGBTQIA+ Community. We will discuss risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) and related risk factors among LGBTQIA+ adults from multiple studies. Our research has found higher rates of memory problems and ADRD risk factors, such as depression, among LGBTQIA+ people. These findings highlight what is currently known about ADRD risk and related problems among LGBTQIA+ adults. We will also highlight the healthcare, social and related challenges experienced by LGBTQIA+ people. Future studies are needed to better understand ADRD risk and recruiting, screening and improving ADRD-related outcomes in LGBTQIA+ community and their caregivers.

Please join us for this free online session by registering. We hope to see you there!

Please share with care partners and those in your network so that we can expand our reach.

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