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PTHC: Transgender Older Adults, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease

June 12, 2014 @ 2:20 pm - 3:40 pm

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Interested in joining a discussion of how transgender people and loved ones navigate aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease? While there is a small amount of research on the specific medical needs of transgender older adults, including the long-term health effects of hormone therapy, there is little research or discussion of how dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease impact transgender people and partners. This discussion is an opportunity for transgender older adults, loved ones, and providers to discuss this need in the care of transgender older adults.

 

Tim R. Johnston.  Tim R. Johnston is the Manager of Education and Training for the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, the country’s only resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults nationwide. Funded by a historic grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Administration on Aging (AoA), the Resource Center on LGBT Aging was created by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in partnership with 14 national organizations with expertise in a wide range of areas, including mainstream aging, LGBT aging, cultural competency and program evaluation. He is responsible for coordinating nationwide trainings about the needs of LGBT older adults for aging providers and LGBT organizations, developing training curricula, and tracking training outcomes and evaluations.

Loree Cook-Daniels.  Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE’s Policy and Program Director, founded the Transgender Aging Network in 1998 and GrayPrideParade.com in 2011. Loree helped develop the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging’s consensus training curricula and has contributed numerous publications and webinars to its online archive. She has worked on LGBT aging issues with the American Society on Aging, the National Association of State Units on Aging, Congress, the New Beginning Initiative, and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.

 

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Date:
June 12, 2014
Time:
2:20 pm - 3:40 pm
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Venue

PTHC-2014
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA United States
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