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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.

Issue Brief: LGBT and Dementia

Date of Publication:

August 2018

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