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Issue Brief: LGBT and Dementia

LGBT older people who receive a dementia diagnosis face a particularly challenging set of circumstances, and are also more likely to exhibit particular vulnerabilities that can exacerbate how Alzheimer’s disease manifests and its impact, such as disproportionately high levels of social isolation and stigmatization as they age, making it difficult to find support. LGBT-identified caregivers face similar challenges. This issue brief from SAGE and the Alzheimer's Association presents a general overview; a look at seven areas where LGBT identities intersect with Alzheimer’s disease: stigma, social isolation, poverty, health disparities, sexuality and sexual expression, barriers to utilizing existing services and living with HIV/AIDS; and recommendations in the areas of practice and research.

Source: SAGE and the Alzheimer's Association   August 2018

2018 Diversity Nomination Form

Diversity Nomination Form for 2018 Annual Conference

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The State of Senior Hunger in America

This annual report reveals results of a research study about food insecurity among older adults in the United States. Released by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) and Feeding America, the study results offer data from the most recent year for which it is available, 2016, and reveals that more older adults faced hunger at this time than before the Great Recession. This latest report also provides information on the characteristics of older adults who struggle to meet their nutritional needs and the rates by state of hunger among this demographic group.

Source: National Foundation to End Senior Hunger and Feeding America   May 2018

Senior Isolation: Guide and Resources

Source: MedicareAdvantage.com   March 2018

Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice

The results of a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming within older adult housing is now available. Previously little was known about the characteristics of intergenerational programs and the challenges they face with implementation into such communities, resulting in their often lagging behind other supports. This report, conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation, highlights challenges and effective strategies for overcoming barriers for implementation of intergenerational programs, and identifies technical assistance needs to be addressed.

Source: Generations United   December 2017

 

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