Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center web seminar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) older adults may be at greater risk for dementia and yet many services are not designed with LGBT individuals in mind. The San Francisco LGBT Dementia Care Project is an innovative project with the goal of increasing access to dementia-capable care for the LGBT community. This seminar will highlight the importance and challenges of reaching a vital but invisible population. Learn how you and your organization can be more attuned to the needs of LGBT constituents with dementia by adapting policy and programmatic changes.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- List four best practices for LGBT dementia care;
- Discuss issues that affect LGBT older adults living with dementia and their care partners;
- Identify seven dementia risk factors for LGBT older adults; and
- Identify LGBT dementia resources.
Arthur Chan is a LGBTQ Project Manager and Family Care Specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association. He provides care consultation and professional training, and conducts outreach activities to the Asian Pacific Islander and LGBTQ communities to raise public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Before joining the Association, Arthur worked as a clinical psychologist in the field of neurocognitive disorders in Hong Kong for four years.
Charles Symes is a leader in the home care field. He started his own business in 1993 after his initial profession as a Medical Laboratory Tech. Upon entering the home care field, Mr. Symes worked under the compliance standards of a Medicare Certified Home Health Agency until finding his niche as a Home Care Organization providing high quality in-home care personal services. His company now serves 13 counties in Northern California and employs over 450 part time and full time caregivers. Mr. Symes was the Artistic Director of the Silicon Valley Gay Men’s Chorus for over 10 years and has networked and volunteered with many San Francisco-based LGTB Partnerships and Aging services. Mr. Symes employees are proficient in LGTB aging and dementia services and is an active learner for new and evolving methods in the long term care and supportive services industry.