Intergenerational- and youth-focused programs provide opportunities to enrich participants’ lives and help address vital social and community issues, while building on the positive resources that young and old have to offer one another and their communities. Research suggests that those living with dementia who participate in intergenerational programs show a decrease in social isolation, an increase in a sense of belonging, self-esteem and well-being. Programming that targets youth helps to provide a deeper understanding of dementia and the older adult experience, as well as providing support for the youth—many of whom are engaged in care for the older adult.
In this webinar, ONEgeneration will provide information on the benefits of intergenerational programming, while also addressing the creation of a successful intergenerational model that has integrated children, from infancy to 5 years old, with older adults living with dementia. Participants will also learn about the Latino YCare program, which is designed for children and youth who live in families that include a person with dementia and who are involved in their care. YCare was developed for Latino families living with dementia and guides youth in understanding dementia, offering experiential opportunities to feel what it is like to live with dementia, and provides hand’s-on support and education for being a caregiver.
Identify the benefits of intergenerational programming;
Understand how to create mutually beneficial programming, including interactive and hands-on activities, supporting dementia young caregivers;
Learn how to assess and address the needs of both children and clients with dementia; and
Identify children and youth who provide care to someone with dementia.
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