National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Reach Underserved Populations Living with Dementia

December 10, 2019

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

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Community-based services and supports for people living with dementia and their caregivers may not target the needs and concerns of people in some underserved communities. This webinar will highlight programs that aim to meet the needs of specific underserved groups.

The multicultural population served by Alzheimer’s Los Angeles presents challenges when providing disease and caregiver education. Different cultural groups view Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) differently, and for some it has a stigma. Also, literacy levels vary and groups have differing opinions about caregiving. The “Lost Memories” telenovela aims to provide caregiver education through a popular medium—the soap opera.

Reducing Disability in Dementia (RDAD) is an exercise and behavior management program shown to reduce perceived disability, increase active days among persons with ADRD, and reduce unmet needs of caregivers. Led by the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center, a regional network of organizations use mobile technology to deliver the RDAD program to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have or are at risk for ADRD, and their caregivers.

About the Presenters

  • Dr. Debra Cherry is executive vice president of Alzheimer’s Los Angeles, a leader in the development of award-winning, innovative tools and strategies for supporting ethnically diverse family caregivers.
  • Dr. Kelli Barton is a gerontologist and senior research associate at the University of Missouri Kansas City Institute for Human Development, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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

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