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Dementia Equity Programs in the Hispanic and LGBTQI+ Communities
In this webinar, participants will learn about dementia programs that focus on serving Hispanic and LGBTQI+ communities, which historically have not received equitable care and support.

Saul Juarez Aguilar will present information on challenges implementing dementia initiatives in the Hispanic community and how collaboration acts as a powerful tool for promotion and sustainability. Understanding these challenges and efforts to serve the Hispanic community is essential as approximately 13% of Hispanics 65 or older have Alzheimer’s or another dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Well-established health initiatives educate the Hispanic community about dementia but failing to understand Hispanic culture could lead to increased health disparities among Hispanic community members living with dementia.

Sarah Bahnson will discuss challenges experienced by LGBTQI+ people living with dementia and ways to improve services to this community and will present key features of the Visibility Matters program. Learning about these topics is important as LGBTQI+ people have experienced challenges accessing services, including dementia care. Whether deciding if it is safe to be known as part of the LGBTQI+ community or needing additional protections, aging care providers benefit from learning more about this community to better support person-first methodologies.

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Please note:
NADRC webinars are free and open to the public.
NADRC webinars are recorded and will be posted at https://nadrc.acl.gov/.
Closed captioning is available during the webinar and included in all recordings.

Dec 13, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Saúl Juárez Aguilar
Care Management Manager @ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
Saúl Juárez Aguilar is a care management manager at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital, who establishes new partnerships with local non-profit and healthcare organizations to reduce gaps in health services for marginalized communities. He supports and sustains culturally appropriate health initiatives tailored to the Hispanic community and leads various health education programs, the most recent Waukesha's new Dementia Care Specialist Program in Spanish. Saúl has a bachelor´s degree in Technical Systems Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Carroll University.
Sarah Bahnson
LGBTQI+ Community Liaison @Pima Council on Aging
Sarah Bahnson is currently the LGBTQI+ Community Liaison for Pima Council on Aging. They hold a BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of Arizona. They have been educating southern Arizona on the specific needs and concerns of the LGBTQI+ people for 10 years. Sarah is passionate about helping allies learn to ally and making the world a better place for LGBTQI+ people.