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NCLER: Dementia-Informed Advocacy

  • 20 Apr 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • webinar

Dementia-Informed Advocacy

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 11:00-12:00 P.T./2:00-3:00 E.T.

Advocates in legal, aging, and disability services will likely engage with clients living with dementia. Effective dementia-informed practices enhance communication and support person-directed legal assistance and advocacy for older adults who have dementia. This training will apply the informed services model to understanding how dementia impacts a person’s ability to communicate, remember, and give informed consent. Participants will also learn how responses and behaviors are impacted by dementia and will hear about methods to support effective communication and understanding when representing older adults living with dementia.

This training will address:

  • The ways dementia can change the communication and responses of persons living with dementia;
  • Strategies for communication with persons living with dementia to enhance the ability to be an advocate for the person and to provide person-directed legal assistance; and
  • Understanding changes in behavior by persons living with dementia and ways to work through unexpected behaviors. 


  • David Godfrey, Director, ABA Commission on Law & Aging

The webcast will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at
11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET and will run for one hour.


Closed captioning will be available for both trainings. A link with access to the captions will be shared through GoToWebinar’s chat box shortly before the webcast start time.

These trainings will be presented in a WEBCAST format to accommodate more participants. Due to the high volume of participants, computer audio will be the only option to listen to the presentation. No telephone call-in number will be provided. Please plan accordingly. Thank you. 

These webcasts will be recorded and available on our website shortly after the presentation. The recording and training materials will also be emailed to all registrants within a few days after the training.

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