The LGBT Elder Initiative is working with community partners including the Alzheimer’s Association and the Penn Memory Center to develop new programming on brain health within the LGBT community. Starting in 2020, this programming will explore topics relevant to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and cognitive health for LGBT older adults.
In planning this initiative, we are conducting a Brain Heath Survey to seek input from our LGBT elder communities about their experiences and concerns related to dementia and cognitive health.
Data collected through the surveys will be used to help us identify content to include in this program series. Results will also be shared with aging services professionals to help providers become more aware of the ways that Alzheimer’s and dementia impact the LGBT community. All survey responses are anonymous.