Supporting LGBTQ Individuals with Dementia
While everyone with dementia experiences vulnerability, it can be even more complex for individuals who identify as LGBTQ, especially as care needs escalate. The number of people living with dementia and the number of people who identify as LGBTQ are both growing rapidly. Aging services professionals of all levels and roles will benefit from greater cultural competence in recognizing and anticipating issues to provide more dignified care to LGBTQ individuals living with dementia.
Join us to
- Recognize specific issues people who identify as LGBTQ can face throughout dementia
- Utilize case studies to describe the impact of stigma
- Discuss implications for practice and policy to reduce discrimination and promote more dignified dementia care
*NOTE: meets NASW – CT’s Cultural Competence licensure requirement