Social isolation negatively impacts the millions of people living with dementia and their care partners in the U.S. These individuals are generally more satisfied when they have emotional and social support. The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is hosting a webinar to discuss the impact of social isolation on people living with dementia and their caregivers. Presenters will discuss the importance of emotional and social support, why support may lessen following dementia diagnosis, and why people with dementia may self-isolate. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss:
- The importance of emotional and social support.
- Why support may “dry up” after diagnosis.
- Why people living with dementia and their care partners may self-isolate.
- Ideas for families to foster support.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Understand the importance of emotional and social support for care partners of people living with dementia;
- Become familiar with the difference facets of isolation that often occurs with dementia and cognitive impairment;
- Be able to critically think about preparing families and care partners of people living with dementia to reduce the frequency and impact of isolation; and
- Be able to identify actionable items to recommend to care partners of people living with dementia.
- Matthew Estrade
- Ana-Shea Edwards
This webinar includes complimentary CEs.
NADRC is funded by ACL. It provides technical assistance to ACL and its grantees and serves individuals and organizations outside our grantee community. The NADRC website provides a range of materials, including issue briefs, event recordings, and tools to support service providers and caregivers.