Thursday, December 17, 2020

Disparities in The Alzheimer's Community Social Justice Within the Alzheimer's Community: Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey

I was fortunate to hear Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey speak at the National Alzheimer's Conference in 2018. He is a Senior Advisor and National LGBT Liason Multicultural Leadership Community State and National Affairs. 

His message really touched me and I realized the importance and significance of reaching many communities within the Alzheimer's Community. He speaks about the difficulties that the LGBT community faces with caregiving. 

Elderly LGBT members who are in need of caregiving or who are caregivers are overwhelmed. They need resources. Elderly LGBT members are less likely to be married or have children. They desperately need resources. And youth members who are part of the LBGT community are also burdened with caregiving.

 Kid Caregivers is advocating for resources and young caregivers who need us. We are getting puzzles out specifically to communities in need of Alzheimer's puzzles. We will have upcoming zoom sessions for members of that community. Stay tuned for a Zoom code.

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