Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cultural Competence in Dementia Care

Cultural Competence in Dementia Care - Tuesday, June 28th from noon-1pm.

Panelists: Tracey Gendron and Shannon Marling (VCU)
Moderator: E. Ayn Welleford (VCU)
Working with individuals with diverse backgrounds implies an imperative need to become culturally competent, and in particular, to acquire the knowledge of a group’s diversity, history, culture and contemporary reality. The event will described how the cultural background of both the caregivers and elders with dementia disorders impact recognition and treatment of the disease, will identify barriers that exist among African American, Hispanic and Asian family members that impact the decision to seek treatment for symptoms of dementia, and finally, will describe the function of cognitive testing using neuropsychological assessments and the role that ethnicity plays in valid outcome measures.

To register go to:

Kimberly Williams
Education Coordinator Assistant
Department of Gerontology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Theatre Row, Room 2012
730 East Broad Street
P.O. Box 980228
Richmond, VA 23298-0228
phone 804-828-1565
fax 804-828-5259

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