NADRC Webinar: Addressing Health Disparities in People Living with Dementia
July 31, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET
In this web seminar, Andrea Garr will provide an overview of the United Family Caregivers project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and lessons learned from the project. She also will discuss best practices when working in cross-cultural environments with African American caregivers. Dr. Lisa Barnes’ portion of the presentation will focus on disparities in Alzheimer’s dementia and cognitive impairment as it relates to African Americans. She will discuss some of the most widely cited reasons for the disparities and describe findings on risk factors for cognitive decline from her cohort study, the Minority Aging Research Study.
About the Presenters
- Andrea Garr is a dementia specialist with professional expertise as a direct service provider, researcher and diagnostic screener. She is a contributor and collaborator in strategic planning for and efforts to build a dementia-friendly–dementia-capable Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
- Lisa Barnes, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuropsychologist at the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center and a professor of Neurological Sciences and Behavioral Sciences, both at Rush University, Chicago, Ill. She is principal investigator of three community-based cohort studies of older African Americans, and directs the Rush Center of Excellence on Disparities in HIV and Aging.
Registration is required to receive the webinar information. Visit the webinar information webpage to sign up and learn more.
Closed captioning is available for all NADRC webinars.
This webinar is part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living. It includes complimentary CEUs and is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars.