Care at the Intersection: A Case Study
As of 2021, roughly .05% of those aged 65 and over in the U.S. identify as transgender (Beehuspoteea & Badrakalimuthu, 2021) and that number is expected to grow (Baril, & Silverman, 2022). While there is some research addressing LGBTQ+ aging and many studies covering dementia, there are scarce resources at the intersection of dementia and LGBTQ+ aging. This case study seeks to close that gap and address some of the unique needs and circumstances of trans elders with dementia.
Learning Objectives: 1) increase understanding of trans elder care; 2) recognize the ethical considerations of caring for a trans elder with dementia; and 3) understand the value of LGBTQ+ training and programing in assisted living.
Source: Age in Action, 2023. https://mailchi.mp/vcu/summer2023?e=609238a8fd