The Unique Challenges Facing LGBTQ People With Dementia (nextavenue, Dec 2018)
December 13, 2018

The Unique Challenges Facing LGBTQ People With Dementia

by Diverse Elders Coalition

Social isolation, health disparities and barriers to services

“LGBT and Dementia,” a recently released report by the Alzheimer’s Association and SAGE, outlines the unique challenges facing LGBTQ older adults living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers. The report outlines the unique issues that arise when Alzheimer’s disease, sexual orientation and gender identification and expression intersect.

“Living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia is not easy for anyone,” said Sam Fazio, director of quality care and psycho-social research at the Alzheimer’s Association. “But LGBT individuals can often face additional challenges that need to be considered and addressed to ensure this population gets respectful and competent care.”

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