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Creating Equality in Caregiving

Caretaking is no easy feat; it’s an emotionally and physically taxing responsibility that requires help and support. However, for many LGBTQ caregivers, inclusive support can be difficult to find. Many existing courses and resources for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients aren’t tailored to the specific needs and experiences of the LGBTQ community. That’s why Dr. Whitney Wharton, a clinical investigator and cognitive neuroscientist at Emory University, is developing a course made specifically for LGBTQ caregivers in the Atlanta area. Inspired by her own experience seeking support as a caretaker, Dr. Wharton hopes to inspire confidence in LGBTQ caregivers while addressing the possible shortcomings that exist in the world of Alzheimer’s prevention research.

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