On November 10, 2020, JF&CS hosted the virtual symposium Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture: How We Talk and Teach About Dementia in Cultural and Linguistic Communities. Over 625 participants joined in a far-reaching discussion of disparities in the risk of developing dementia and in access to diagnosis, research, and care, as well as how we can learn from the values and wisdom of many cultural traditions.
The symposium was developed in partnership with Dementia Friends Massachusetts and the Alzheimer’s Association and generously supported by Tufts Health Plan Foundation and the Lebowitz Family Charitable Trust.
As part of the symposium, a resource list was created that is intended to improve access to information and resources related to dementia for a range of cultural and linguistic communities.
For those interested, the sessions are recorded and available here for viewing.