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Issue Brief: LGBT and Dementia

November 2018 | Alzheimer's Association and SAGE

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LGBT older adults and their caregivers face some unique challenges when facing Alzheimer’s disease. While it is necessary to take a sober and realistic view of these challenges, it is also important to recognize their strength, resilience and ability to create community in the face of adversity.

This paper is divided into three sections. First, we present a general overview of the situation faced by LGBT older adults, people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, and caregivers.Next, we look at seven areas where LGBT identities intersect with Alzheimer’s disease: stigma, social isolation, poverty, health disparities, sexuality and sexual expression, barriers to utilizing existing services and living with HIV/AIDS. Finally, we conclude with recommendations in the areas of practice and research, recognizing that all changes to organization practice require a shift in policy and procedure.


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