Time & Location
Nov 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About the event
The community of African immigrants in Minnesota is rapidly growing, yet little is known about the community's resources and needs for dementia care. The Families and Long-Term Care Projects (FLTC) of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and ACER developed a community-responsive partnership to try and understand the lived experiences, the scope of dementia care needs, and resources among African immigrants in the Twin Cities. To improve dementia knowledge, education, and healthcare services, this project aims to provide information on current caregiving practices, knowledge of dementia, and healthcare utilization.
The study's findings have been made public, and among the interesting findings is the lack of a name for dementia among Africans. Stigma and myths surrounding the condition are also significant findings. The positive findings include the participants' willingness to share community resources with the community. This information has been used to help develop the African Immigrant Dementia Education Project.
Nov 12, 11:00 AM, join on zoom: bit.ly/2NOVEMBER
Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-624-3904