The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care
People with Alzheimer’s disease and their families are confronted with unique psychosocial challenges that can cause a great deal of anxiety if left unaddressed. It can be difficult for families and providers to know when and how to address sensitive topics such as driving risk, intimacy, and end-of-life care. The 28th Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference, “The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care,” shed light on the real challenges faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to reduce stigma and facilitate conversation among families and health care providers.
The Annual Southern California Alzheimer’s Disease Research Conference was hosted by the UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) in partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County. Reaching a diverse audience of over 400 clinicians, researchers, students, aging-services providers, and caregivers, the conference brought together nationally renowned researchers to address our nation’s progress in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.