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Aging with Pride: IDEA-Program for Caregivers

Jess Rank

January 3, 2022

Caring for a loved one with memory loss is difficult under the best of circumstances, but individuals in the LGBTQ community face additional challenges because of their identities and a lifetime of marginalization, stigma, and trauma.

Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) is the first federally funded research study examining ways to improve the health and quality of life for adults with memory loss and their care partners in the LGBTQ community.

They participate as a pair and at least one of them must be LGBTQ. The IDEA program provides nine individualized virtual coaching sessions including problem solving and communication strategies, and a gentle exercise program. They compensate up to $125 for completing interviews and are enrolling participants in all 50 states.

Find out more by browsing the flyer or their website:

https://goldseninstitute.org/ageidea/

“I liked learning about myself, that I can do this.  I enjoy doing the exercises especially with my partner, it gives us something nice to do together.”  

Program participant

About Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition

At Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, we are committed to building a supportive and enriching community abundant in opportunities for LGBTQIA+ individuals and those with a stake in creating a more inclusive Lancaster County. For more information, visit lgbtlancaster.org