Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

How to Support LGBTQ+ Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners

June 23, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

pride flag

How to Support LGBTQ+ Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners

Tuesday, June 23, 12:30-2:30 p.m.  (2 Continuing Education units)

Registrations required in advance, at this link: https://lgbtqdementiaioa.eventbrite.com

After registering, you will receive a specific link for joining the class, which will be sent to you the day before the training.  Registrations must be made before 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 22nd.

Institute on Aging is proud to add this event to our June calendar, and announce the return of THE SAN FRANCISCO LGBTQ DEMENTIA CARE PROJECT to IOA. We have presented aspects of this training over the last few years, and are pleased to present this current online, live-training module, LGBTQ Dementia Care: How to Support LGBTQ Persons with Dementia and Their Care Partners.

The San Francisco LGBTQ Dementia Care Project is a partnership program among the Alzheimer’s Association, Openhouse and Family Caregiver Alliance, and is funded by the San Francisco Department of Disability & Aging Services. This innovative project’s goal is about increasing access to and awareness of dementia-capable care for the LGBTQ community.

LGBTQ older adults may be at greater risk for dementia; however, many services are not designed with LGBTQ individuals in mind. This introductory-to-intermediate-level course will highlight the importance and challenges of reaching a vital, but somewhat invisible, population. Attendees will learn how they can be more attuned to the needs of LGBTQ constituents with dementia. Discussed within this training will be “minority stress theory,” and associated racial disparities in dementia and dementia care.

Continuing Education Units will be provided by Institute on Aging.

After this training, participants will be able to:

– Identify at least three dementia risk factors for LGBTQ older adults.

– Describe at least four needs and challenges unique to the LGBTQ dementia population.

– Define the term “minority stress theory,” and how this relates to racial disparity regarding dementia and dementia care

– Implement at least three skills necessary to become an ally.

Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Place: Online. All registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link, on the day before the training. Registration for this training will close by 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 22nd, so be sure to register before then.


Continuing Education Information (2.0 Continuing Education Units): BRN (RNs only); CAMFT (serves LCSWs, MFTs, LPCCs and LEPs); MCLE (Attorneys/Licensed fiduciaries)

If you seek 2.0 professional Continuing Education Units, please note this in your reservation. There will be no charge for this.

Also note that BBS no longer delivers CEs. CAMFT is an approved BBS provider, and offers CEs to MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs.

For further information or cancellation (within 24 hours prior to event), in addition to questions, grievances, concerns, and special accommodations for disabilities, please contact Caitlin Morgan, Education Manager, Institute on Aging, at cmorgan@ioaging.org, or (415) 750-4114.

Introductory Level: No knowledge of the specific content area is required—you need not have in-depth knowledge or skills. The activity will provide information in accordance with basic knowledge of the topic.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, within 14 working days of the event.


June 23, 2020
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Institute on Aging (IOA) CONNECT is your direct line to us and the starting point for help with your concerns about the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. IOA CONNECT links you with our services, as well as community services available.
Or send us a message using the form.

How to find us

Contact Us

3575 Geary Boulevard San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (415) 750 - 4111

Fax: (415) 750 - 5338

Locations Served

Marin   |   Peninsula   |   San Mateo County   |   Santa Clara County   |   San Bernardino / Riverside County   |   East Bay