Studies indicate that 28 percent to 34 percent of people with dementia are socially isolated and live alone. with no one else living in the home to observe changes in the individual’s cognitive and functional abilities, the progressive decline associated with dementia may go unnoticed until an emergency occurs.
In addition, some studies have found that people with dementia who live alone may not manage their daily activities as well or at all when they feel lonely. This webinar will focus on strategies programs can use to address social isolation and loneliness among people with dementia who live alone.
Presenters for this webinar include representatives from two programs that focus on identifying and providing services to people with dementia who live alone, including the Model for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Services (MAS) in Fort Worth, Texas, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Care Ecosystem in San Francisco, California. they are:
Don Smith: Served as director of the Area Agency on Aging in Fort Worth Texas for 14 years and for health and human service organizations throughout Texas for 34 years. Dementia and caregiving has been a focus and priority throughout his career.
Sarah Dulaney: Is a geriatric clinical nurse specialist at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. As nurse coordinator for the Care Ecosystem, she provides clinical consultation and supervision for care team navigators, as well as training and program implementation support.
For more information and the registration link: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=6dd0b975-3185b0a5-6dd0884a-0cc47a6a52de-cf5aec0077b829aa&u=https://www.asaging.org/web-seminars/addressing-social-isolation-and-loneliness-among-people-living-dementia
Please note: Complimentary CEUs are available through these webinars. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at nadrc.acl.gov. Closed captioning is available for all National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinars.