Category: General Focus on Aging Webinar: Resilience in Dementia Caregiving

Focus on Aging Webinar: Resilience in Dementia Caregiving

June 5, 2023

Administration on Community Living
Monday, June 5, 2023, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Join the Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series on June 5, 2023, for “Resilience in Dementia Caregiving." This webinar series is a joint project of eight of the federal agencies that support the health and wellness of older adults.

Caregivers provide indispensable support to those who live with dementia. They help to meet the medical and functional needs of these individuals, while also maintaining commitments to work, family, community, and their own health. Many caregivers provide support on an unpaid basis, often over extended periods of time. Caregiving for a person living with dementia requires resilience — a capacity to adapt and persevere in the face of stress. In light of the growing prevalence of dementia in the United States and the necessity of dementia caregiving, research on caregiver resilience is critical, as are practical tools and strategies for building resilience among dementia caregivers.

“Resilience in Dementia Caregiving” will feature the latest research on resilience in dementia caregiving and provide real-world insights from dementia caregivers who are helping others to learn about resilience. A captioned video recording of the webinar will be made available on the Focus On Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series webpage shortly after the live broadcast.

Presentations and Speakers:

  • "Resilience in Dementia Caregiving: A National Research Perspective"
    • Presented by Fawn Cothran, Hunt Research Director, National Alliance for Caregiving
  • "From Despair to Resilience: The Four Lessons I Learned from Being My Mom's Mom"
    • Presented by Loretta Veney, author and inspirational speaker
  • "Developing a Behavioral Framework of Resilience in Dementia Care Partners"
    • Presented by Yuanjin Zhou, Assistant Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • "Bringing Light to Younger-Onset Dementia"
    • Presented by Diana Shulla Cose, Founding Executive Director, Lorenzo’s House

Contact Erin Long with any questions.


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