Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living
Includes complimentary CEs
Studies have shown many benefits to using community health workers, including improving health outcomes and a reduction in hospitalizations. Community health workers can provide supportive services to people living with dementia and their caregivers all within their surrounding communities. This support can take many shapes such as the provision of home wellness and safety checks, assistance in navigating and accessing services, and the delivery of dementia focused interventions. The ability of the community health worker to build trust and rapport with people living with dementia and their caregivers is key to their success. In this webinar, participants will learn about two programs that use community health workers to help achieve their program goals.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Participants of this webinar will be able to identify at least three areas that the Community Health Worker would assess in determining support needs for a person living with dementia.
- Participants in this webinar will be able to identify five important dementia focused interventions implemented by Community Health Workers.
- Participants of this webinar will be able to identify the three main goals of the CODE: SALSA initiative.
- Participants in this webinar will be able to identify effective bilingual/bicultural dementia-capable direct supportive services.
|Alicia Nielson, is a licensed clinical social worker at the WellMed Charitable Foundation in San Antonio, Texas. Alicia currently is assisting on the CODE: SALSA grant, providing assistance to the dementia community living alone in San Antonio. Previous work includes research in partnership with the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Adult Protective Services studying the patterns behind self-neglect in elders.|
|Constantina Mizis is the founding executive director of The Latino Alzheimer's and Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) based in Chicago, Illinois. LAMDA is on the frontline of addressing Alzheimer's growing impact on the Latino community and provides direct services to thousands of Latinos struggling with Alzheimer's annually.|
Please note: Speech-to-text captioning will be provided during this event