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We are Presenting at On Aging 2023
Mike Splaine and Kate Gordon with lead a roundtable session on people who live alone with dementia and how best to support them to reduce social isolation.
Kate and Mike have been in the vanguard of community action to support persons living alone with dementia, including supporting an online social community, Living Alone and Connected.
ASA’s On Aging 2023 will be March 27th-30th in Atlanta Georgia. Register for the event HERE. The theme of On Aging is advancing health and well-being for the aging community. Connect with experts in aging at the nation’s largest multidisciplinary conference on aging. On Aging 2023 offers attendees the opportunity to build a strategy that will drive your work and your mission forward.
Living Alone with Dementia Study
A project is being conducted by Towson University to understand the experiences of people who are living alone with dementia. Participation involves a single interview and brief memory questions. Researchers will conduct the interview in a location of the participants’ choosing, so travel to Towson is not required.
The aim of the study is to improve supports and structures that allow persons experiencing memory changes and live alone to remain independent for as long as possible.
Learn more HERE.
Living Alone and Connected!
Living Alone and Connected! is a private Facebook group for persons living alone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Living Alone and Connected! was created to lessen the effects social isolation many people with dementia often face, isolation that was
exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Living Alone and Connected! hosts virtual events from museum tours to educational programs to happy hours. The group is a platform for members to receive emotional support, share questions or ideas, and find resources regarding their condition and lifestyle. Join or share the Living Alone and Connected! group!
Those who care for people living alone with dementia can benefit from the Living Alone and Connected Facebook public page which provides resources to those family, friends, and caregivers who support people living alone with dementia. Follow the Living Alone and Connected page today!
Living Alone and Connected! is hosted and moderated by Cognitive Solutions, LLC. Living Alone and Connected! is supported in part by a cooperative agreement #90ADPI0067-01-00 from the Administration on Aging (AoA), Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative (ADPI) and cooperative agreement NVADPI0082 from the Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada.
Living Alone and Connected Events
Check out our upcoming events on art therapy, technology, research, and nutrition.