Adapting the Savvy Caregiver Program for LGBTQ Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM Wed
Dr. Jason Flatt is an Assistant Professor in the Social and Behavioral Program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Public Health. Jason’s research works to better understand risk and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) seniors. Adults 60+ are one of the fastest-growing groups, including those identifying as LGBTQ in the USA. Jason hopes that his current research and advocacy efforts will shape the training of care providers, creating a more inclusive environment for LGBTQ individuals. Jason has leveraged his platform as a public health researcher to advocate for LGBTQ seniors. To further the reach of his advocacy efforts, he partners with InterACT Advocates, SAGE, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and Openhouse in San Francisco. He is also partnering with housing organizations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City, where he created Building H.O.U.S.E. (Healthy Outcomes Using a Supportive Environment) for LGBTQ Older Adults, examining the influence of affordable housing on the health of LGBTQ older adults. His work on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report, NPR, Newsweek, and international news outlets.