PCA holds social worker training on dementia impact in Latino community

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Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease. As the Latino older adult population rises, so will the number of diagnoses. To meet the growing needs of older Latinos,  Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA) will host the training, How Does Dementia Impact the Latino Community, virtually, on Thursday, April 29 from 10 to 11:30am. This virtual event is open to all social workers, professionals, and volunteers who work with Latino older adults.

Each year, PCA offers training for those working older Latino adults. This year’s training will focus on dementia research, resources and long-term care options and include speakers from some of the leading agencies in Philadelphia, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • University of Pennsylvania College of Nursing
  • University of Pennsylvania Memory Center

According to the National Institute on Aging, Latinos are the fastest growing group of older adults and are also projected to have the fastest growth in diagnosed cases of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project that approximately 3.5 million Latino older adults will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia by 2060.

This virtual training is open to the public and will be presented in English. Registration is FREE and available at pcacares.org/DementiaImpact.

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