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Challenges of Aging for the LGBTQ Community

Discrimination of LGBTQ older adults and caregivers in the health care system has only recently begun to receive attention. Many health care practitioners are challenged to respond to the specialized needs and services for this community. This webinar will discuss the unique needs of the LGBTQ aging population and identify ways caregivers and professionals can better help this community.

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By Tamar Cooper and Doug Braun | 06/11/2021

Let's Talk: A Q&A Discussion about Mental Health with Benjamin Rose

What is mental health? Behavioral health? What should you do if you’re worried about a friend or a loved one? How is COVID-19 impacting your loved one’s mental health? May is Mental Health Month and Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging wants to help you answer all of your mental health questions. In this webinar, mental health experts from Benjamin Rose’s Behavioral Health team discuss and respond to listeners questions about mental health in real time and share valuable tips and information to help you navigate mental and behavioral health services and supports.

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By Tamar Cooper, Kerstin Yoder, Doug Braun | 05/27/2021

Aging Challenges for Older Adults in the LGBT+ Community

Individuals in the LGBT+ community have a long history of facing discrimination in the United States, and the effects of prejudice, hostility and mental, emotional and physical harm are felt by all generations of the community, from youths to older adults. Many LGBT+ older adults age into systems that may not fully accept and support them, and may directly or indirectly stand in the way of them getting the physical and mental health assistance they need. 

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By Tamar Cooper | 05/17/2021

Discussing Uncomfortable Aging Topics with a Doctor

Talking about health isn’t always an easy thing. Society tends to put emphasis on what is and isn’t “polite conversation,” and almost every etiquette guide advises against discussing bodily functions, uncomfortable symptoms or anything that would make a listener squeamish. It’s rude. It’s embarrassing. It’s better kept to yourself. Unfortunately, these stigmas can creep into situations where topics that would otherwise be kept quiet need to be discussed, especially at the doctor’s office.

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By Julie Hayes | 05/17/2021

Communicating with Your Loved One: Strategies for Care Partners Impacted by Dementia

As an individual goes through their journey with dementia, there are changes that can impact their comprehension and expression. These changes in communication can often cause frustration among care partners. This webinar will share information about the changes some individuals with dementia may experience in communication, and will offer strategies and tips for families to communicate more effectively with a loved one with dementia.

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By Jennifer Brush | 04/13/2021