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FCA Presents: A Conversation With 2020 Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Award Winners

Join us for panel discussion with the most recent Innovations in Alzheimer’s Caregiving Award recipients. The winners include the following programs:

-Caregiver/Storyteller podcast (CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving)
Launched in March of 2018, Caregiver/Storyteller is a unique storytelling podcast that provides a platform for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers to share personal stories and experiences. The Alzheimer’s and dementia caregiving focused podcast goals are to provide support to caregivers, empower caregivers, and reduce the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia diagnoses.

-Culturally Responsive Caregiver Support and Dementia Services (Volunteers of America)
Established in 2014 in response to the need for culturally relevant Alzheimer’s and dementia support for African American community members, the program has now expanded to serve the unique needs of East African (Somali, Ethiopian) and Hmong caregivers, care receivers, and their families. Culturally Responsive Caregiver Support and Dementia Service focuses on building trust and engagement within the community. Their goal is to improve caregivers’ ability to provide care, cope with stress related to caregiving, and localize services within the community.

-California Task force on Family Caregiving: Picking up the Pace of Change in California (University of Southern California Family Caregiver Support Center)
The California Task Force on Family Caregiving was created by the California Legislature in September 2015 through assembly Concurrent Resolution (ARC)38 to examine the challenges faced by family caregivers and primarily caregivers of those living with dementia. Funded by the Archstone Foundation and AARP, the University of Southern California’s Family Caregiver Support Center convened a diverse, multicultural team of professionals and lay caregivers to conceive of, research, and propose a set of policies with the following fundamental values: supporting diverse needs, including cultural awareness, cultural competency and sensitivity, person and family-centered care, work-life balance, choice, and options.