32 minutes | Sep 24, 2020

Recap: Dementia & COVID-19: Two Leaders Who are Making a Difference

In this recap, Marla and I take a deeper dive into the 17th episode of Elevate Eldercare with Dr. Jennifer Carson, the director of the Dementia Engagement, Education and Research Program at the School of Community Health Sciences at University of Nevada, Reno, and Dr. Al Power, an internist, geriatrician, and Schlegel Chair in Aging and Dementia Innovation at the Schlegel University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging in Ontario, Canada.

The conversation was so rich that we did the podcast in two parts! Find out how Dr. Carson and her colleagues in Nevada created an incredible response to COVID to support elders in the state to shelter in place. Learn why Dr. Power called it “a world leading initiative” and how you can replicate it in your state.

Learn why COVID gave Dr. Power the time for reflection and a chance to reinterrogate what he teaches about dementia. Find out if he believes it can still hold up during a pandemic.

In part two, we take time to discuss their views on the injustices in long term care and to challenge us to change our thinking on a number of issues. Marla comments on a topic raised by Dr. Power about either/or thinking and how it led her to an article on Both/And Leadership.

Check out 211 Nevada: https://www.nevada211.org/ 

Nevada COVID-19 Aging Network (NV CAN): https://www.nevada211.org/ 

Find out more about Both/And Leadership: https://medium.com/saseprints/both-and-leadership-d5c1107c60af 

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