Finding the Right Fit: Choosing Dementia Caregiving Programs for your Organization and Community

Start time
11:00 AM Pacific
End time
Noon Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living

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The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
ASA membership is not required.

Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – smoore@asaging.org

There is ongoing interest in launching new programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. Over the past two decades, a wide range of these programs have been developed to help offset adverse effects of caregiving. Although many of these programs are ready for broader community implementation, according to the Families Caring for an Aging America report from the National Academies, most health and social services organizations have not yet incorporated these programs into their community offerings. To find the program with the best fit, an organization should understand the internal and external factors driving their own needs and understand the wealth of programs that exist for supporting caregivers. First, this web seminar presentation outlines important areas for organizations to consider before they embark on introducing a new program in their community. Second, this event highlights Best Practice Caregiving, a data rich resource providing information on more than 40 dementia caregiving programs, developed by the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, in collaboration with Family Caregiver Alliance and Katie Maslow, a visiting scholar at the Gerontological Society of America. 

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the need to evaluate readiness and agency capacity before engaging in new dementia programs and services;
  • Outline key considerations before launching new dementia programs and services;
  • List the components, types assistance provided, and features of evidence-based programs that have been developed, tested, and delivered in communities that improve outcomes for family or friend caregivers of older adults living with dementia; and
  • Describe a new online tool called Best Practice Caregiving that provides professionals with detailed information about 42 proven programs for dementia caregivers that are available for replication by healthcare and community organizations.  

Presenters:

Heather%20Menne.pngDr. Heather L. Menne is a senior health policy researcher in the Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Program at RTI International. She has 15 years of federal and non-profit experience and expertise in aging and disability programs and services; her research focuses on older people, people with disabilities, and long-term services and supports (LTSS), with a specific emphasis on people living with dementia, family caregivers, and formal caregivers.

 

David-Bass.jpgDr. David Bass is the Senior Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, and Director of the Center for Research and Education of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a premier, not-for-profit research, service, and advocacy organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has led over 80 funded research projects, the results of which have been widely published in scientific and clinical journals and been used to develop innovative programs for older adults and their family members.