2022 NADRC Webinar: Dementia in the Community: Programs to Engage Youth & People Living w/ADRD
2022 NADRC Webinar (January 19, 2022): Dementia in the Community — Intergenerational Programming Aimed at Engaging Children, Youth, and People Living with Dementia
Intergenerational- and youth – focused programs provide opportunities to enrich participants’ lives and help address vital social and community issues, while building on the positive resources that young and old have to offer one another and their communities. Research suggests that those living with dementia who participate in intergenerational programs show a decrease in social isolation, and an increase in sense of belonging, self-esteem, and well-being. Programs that target youth can give them a deeper understanding of dementia and the older adult experience. These programs also provide support for the many young people who are engaged in care for an older adult.
In this webinar, ONEgeneration will provide information on the benefits of intergenerational programming and describe the creation of a successful intergenerational model that has integrated children, from infancy to 5 years old, with older adults living with dementia.
Participants will also learn about the Latino YCare program. YCare was developed for Latino families living with dementia and guides youth in understanding dementia, offers them opportunities to feel what it’s like to live with dementia, and provides hands-on support and education for youth who are involved in caregiving.
Al Castro, from United Community Center, in Milwaukee, WI
Melinda Kavanaugh PhD, LCSW ,from the Helen Bader School of Social
Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Jenna Hauss, from OneGeneration in Van Nuys, CA
Lori Resnick, from in OneGeneration in Van Nuys, CA
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