You may know that dementia affects more than 5 million older adults in the United States. As our projected lifespan extends, the number of Americans grappling with this challenging condition are only expected to rise. Unfortunately, both the diagnosis of and standard of care for dementia remains muddled, with uncertainties from both doctors and family members about how to care for an older adult with dementia.
Knowing the growing threat dementia poses, the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders at Cedars-Sinai is working to bring together clinicians, scientists, patients, and their loved ones to develop new treatments and innovative forms of memory care for patients with cognitive impairment.
Wallis Annenberg GenSpace hosted Dr. Zaldy Tan, renowned memory disorders specialist at the Goldrich Center of the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology, and his incredible team to provide lessons and resources to help families and caregivers better support people with dementia.
Dr. Tan and his colleagues created a curriculum that includes a comprehensive management plan for memory care. Over the course of a full day curriculum, key stakeholders and subject matter experts led participants through blocks of instruction on Aging in Place, Mobility and Memory, and offered question & answer sessions and role-play breakout activities.
GenSpace is honored to partner with Cedars-Sinai and the Goldrich Center to offer more in-person and on-demand instruction to caregiver participants as part of an effort to make dementia easier for our aging population right in the Koreatown neighborhood. Inclusivity and accessibility are key elements to providing this critical information to the broadest available audience.
Stay tuned for the next workshop with Dr. Tan and members of the Goldrich Center at GenSpace.