Raising Awaness and Education about Alzheimer's in Chinese American Communities
Ben Yarbrough (Chinese 2011) & Lin Yuan (Chinese 2011), 2017 ADF receipients, organized a project to provide education and outreach services for the caregivers and family members of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in the Chinese-speaking community in New York. The event aimed to support the linguistic and professional development of the two CLS alumni involved and promote CaringKind’s goal of increasing its outreach efforts to Chinese speakers. They also hoped to provide much-needed education and support to members of a marginalized community. The event included an educational presentation by Dr. Ada Mui, a professor from the Columbia University School of Social Work, that covered the effects of Alzheimer's and how caretakers can best support those with Alzheimer’s; entertainment, including a magician and a Sichuan Opera performance; and a Q&A. Participants were able to meet other caregivers, discuss the challenges they face in their positions, and learn from others in their community.
June 01, 2018