The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is hosting a webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living. A presentation, titled “The Messages We Send: Stigma Toward Persons Living with Dementia and How to End It,” will be led by Penn Memory Center scholar Shana Stites, PsyD, MA, MS and Rev. Cynthia Huling Hummel, D.Min., who is living with early stage dementia.
Webinar participants will be able to:
- Describe and define types of stigma around dementia;
- Describe and give examples of the role of language in stigma around dementia;
- Define what it means to use a strength-based approach with persons who have dementia; and,
- List three examples of person-centered language to counter stigma around dementia.
The presentation is on Tuesday, May 7 at 2 p.m. ET. It’s free and open to the public, but registration is required.