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Virtual Symposium: Let’s Talk About Dementia and Culture 2022

How We Talk, Teach, and Support Advocacy About Dementia in Cultural and Linguistic Communities

Dementia affects every community, but not in the same way. Join us for a conversation about discrimination and disparities, different needs, and specific strengths in many cultural and linguistic communities. How do we encourage open communication and support those willing to share their own story of living with dementia or caring for someone who does? Gain a new lens to see through as we work to raise awareness about dementia in all of our communities. And, learn how one initiative - Dementia Friends Massachusetts – is on the road to represent and serve all of Massachusetts, through its collaboration with individuals and organizations who know their community. 

Speakers include:

​​​​​Presenter/Moderator: Beth Soltzberg, LICSW, MBA, JF&CS, Lead, Dementia Friends Massachusetts

  • Anitra (Nia) Mostacero, Advocate Living with Dementia, First Sergeant, US Air Force, Retired
  • Bonnie Burman, ScD, Ohio Council of Cognitive Health and Dementia Friends Ohio, Specialist in Dementia and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Dementia Friends Massachusetts Champions

Sponsorship options: Click here to view our Sponsorship Guide and become a key sponsor!

Symposium Agenda: View the agenda for the event here!

Flyer: View the flyer for the event here!

When: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Where: Online, via Zoom video conferencing 

Cost: Attendance is free of charge. Suggested donation: $10-20. CEUs available for social workers, nurses, and other professionals for an added fee.

Interpretation: Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Advance registration is required: There are two steps to register for this event. First, click here to visit the Eventbrite for the symposium and choose your ticket. You will receive an email from EventBrite with your ticket. Please open this email and click on the red button labeled “View the Event.” 

The second step is to click where it says “Click here to receive the Zoom link!” Please fill out the Zoom registration form. Make sure to click on the blue button marked “Register” at the bottom. 

Now, you are fully registered for the symposium! You will receive an automated confirmation email from Zoom, with your unique Zoom link to use when you join the symposium. If you do not receive this confirmation email, please check your junk folder and contact Beth Soltzberg at if you still do not find it.

Please do not share this Zoom link - it is just for you. Each participant must complete the two steps to register.

CEUs: An application for CEUs has been submitted for Social Workers. Certificates of attendance will also be available for nurses and those in other professions. Those requesting CEUs or a certificate must attend the entire event and complete a follow-up evaluation.

For more information or if you need language interpretation, please contact Beth Soltzberg at or 781-693-5628. 

Generously supported by Point 32 Health Plan Foundation. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Click here for information.

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