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Young Onset Dementia: What Health Professionals Need to Know – Series of 3 Workshops – Workshop #2

June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Join APA in a Series of 3 Workshops with Continuing Education

This three-part continuing education series is designed to increase awareness in health professionals of the signs, symptoms and lived experience of people living with young onset dementia and their care partners.

The series will take place June 10-24. Each session is scheduled for 1 hour and 30 minutes and will start at 1:00 pm EDT.

Continuing Education credit is included in the registration fee. Each session offers 1.5 CE Credit. If you are not able to attend the live broadcast, you will receive an archived version of each session within 5 days of the live broadcast and will still have the opportunity to earn CE credits.

This webinar series is made possible through a collaboration between the American Psychological Association and Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia.

Select all 3 webinars to qualify for the bundle pricing. For APA members, discount is applied at checkout.

Bundle Package: $80 APA members | $125 Nonmembers
Sessions can be purchased individually: $35 APA members | $50 Nonmembers

Live webinars do not provide close captioning. After the live air date all webinars are converted to video on-demand programs. The video on-demand programs include close captioning of the presentation.

Workshop #2: Young Onset Dementia: The Lived Experience
Date: June 17, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT/ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT/11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT/ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
Venue: This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.
Description: This workshop is designed to assist health professionals to better understand the lived experience of young onset dementia. The presentation will feature case studies and personal accounts from people living with dementia and their care partners discussing their difficult journey to diagnosis and the stigma they face. Their reflections will illustrate how clinicians’ misperceptions of young onset dementia often hinder the process of referrals for neuropsychological testing and referral to a cognitive neurologist or neuro-psychiatrist. Implications for how health care professionals can improve the diagnostic journey of people living with young onset dementia and their care partners will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the lived experience of young onset dementia differs from that of older onset dementia.
  • List three common diagnostic obstacles people with young onset dementia experience.
  • Discuss strategies for supporting individuals with dementia and care partners to live more fully.


Jennifer Craft Morgan, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on jobs and careers, attempting to understand how policy, population, workplace and individual level factors shape how work is experienced and how work is organized across care settings. She is a national expert on recruitment, training and retention of direct care workers. Dr. Morgan serves as the co-chair for the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Workforce Development working group.

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June 17, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT