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

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Persons with dementia faced social isolation (even before COVID-19) through a combination of social and demographic factors. This webinar will discuss what we know about these people, the precarity of their lives and describe experimental outreach and engagement techniques and programs. The webinar will include a description of a collaborative care coordination model used in Virginia to help individuals living with dementia. In particular, the focus will be on reaching individuals living alone, the challenges reaching them, and the challenges experienced by people living alone with dementia.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Name at least one of three validated loneliness assessment scales and explain their utility.
  • List three causes of social isolation in persons with dementia.
  • Define socially isolated versus living alone.
  • Identify two tasks of dementia Care Coordinators.


Carol Manning

Dr. Carol Manning is the director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, director of the Neurobehavioral Assessment Laboratory, Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of Neurology and vice chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia. She received the 2019 Sharon L. Hostler Women in Medicine Leadership Award. Her interests include models for care provision for dementia, caregiving and diagnostic issues in dementia and cognitive and behavioral changes associated with neurodegenerative disease. She has current or previous funding from the Administration for Community Living, the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Virginia Department of Aging, the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Fund and the Department of Defense.


Michael Splaine Michael Splaine is principal of Splaine Consulting, an advocacy and government affairs consultancy. Prior to consulting, Splaine was director of State Government Affairs at the Alzheimer’s Association, leading its grassroots network to accomplish state policy priorities. He has consulted on the CDC/Alzheimer’s Association–led Healthy Brain Initiative for the last nine years.

This event will include speech-to-text captioning.