The Power of Social Connection: Memory Cafés and Tête-à-Tête

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*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEs approved for all ASA web seminars.

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

This webinar will provide an overview of the memory café model and an application of the model in Florida. Presenters will discuss tips for memory café success, drawing from the experience of a network of over 100 memory cafés in Massachusetts. The webinar will also introduce the concept of a memory café network to foster the spread of these programs. Further, presenters will discuss how the interprofessional healthcare team at Florida Atlantic University partnered with a faith-based organization to create a culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate Memory Café-inspired activity named Tête-à-Tête. The webinar will provide lessons learned on reaching minority individuals living with dementia and specific strategies, experiences, and successes from a nurse-led community partnership model of specialized care and supportive services.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe the key features of the Memory Café model;
  • Identify five operational factors (e.g., location and choice of activities) that promote a successful Memory Café;
  • Identify specific challenges that minority communities face in accessing dementia-capable care and supportive services, and how to mitigate these challenges; and
  • Describe how an Administration for Community Living dementia grant help to create Tête-à-Tête, a Memory Café−inspired activity targeted toward a Haitian, Creole-speaking faith-based community.

Presenters:

Beth%20Soltzberg%20photo.jpgBeth Soltzberg is a social worker and a program director at Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) in Boston, Massachusetts. She runs the JF&CS Memory Café, is Founding Director of the Percolator Memory Café network, leads the Dementia Friends Massachusetts public awareness program, and serves on the Dementia Friendly Massachusetts leadership team.

 

 

Maria%20Ordonez%20%20Headshot%203-18-19.jpgDr. María Ordóñez is a Board-certified gerontological and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for older adults through diagnosis, treatment, and management of age-associated acute and chronic conditions. Her practice seeks to transform healthcare environments by providing culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate science-based care interventions for aging populations, and is dedicated to meeting the needs of unserved and underserved minority communities.