NADRC Webinar: Finding the Right Fit: Choosing Dementia Caregiving Programs for your Organization and Community

January 10, 2020

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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There is ongoing interest in new programs to support caregivers of people living with dementia. Over the past two decades, a wide range of programs have been developed to help offset adverse effects of caregiving. Though many programs are ready for broader community implementation, most health and social services organizations have not incorporated these programs into their offerings. To find a program with the best fit, an organization should understand the factors driving their own needs and understand the range of existing programs that support caregivers.

This webinar outlines important areas for organizations to consider before they introduce a new program in their community. It will also highlight Best Practice Caregiving, which providers information on more than 40 dementia caregiving programs. The resource was developed by the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, together with Family Caregiver Alliance and Katie Maslow, a visiting scholar at the Gerontological Society of America. 

Presenters

  • Dr. Heather L. Menne is a senior health policy researcher in the Aging, Disability, and Long-term Care Program at RTI International. She has 15 years of federal and non-profit experience and expertise in aging and disability programs and services. Her research focuses on older people, people with disabilities, and long-term services and supports, with emphasis on people living with dementia, family caregivers, and formal caregivers.
  • Dr. David Bass is the Senior Vice President, Senior Research Scientist, and Director of the Center for Research and Education of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a nonprofit research, service, and advocacy organization based in Cleveland, Ohio. He has led more than 80 funded research projects, the results of which have been widely published in journals and  used to develop innovative programs for older adults and their family members.

If you have questions, please contact Sari Shuman at sshuman@rti.org.


Closed captioning is available. Complimentary CEUs are available. The webinar will be recorded and available for viewing at nadrc.acl.gov.



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