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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. 

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, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

CEUs: This program has been approved for three (3) Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 91323. 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. There is a $30 fee for CEUs, which can be paid via EventBrite here.



Advance registration is required:

Please click here to register in advance on Zoom. Make sure to click on the blue button marked “Register” at the bottom. 

Then, if you would like to purchase CEUs or if you would like to make a donation to support this event, please click here to do this on EventBrite

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 register on Zoom. We will send the Zoom links again on the morning of November 15.

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

For more information, please contact Beth Soltzberg at or 781-693-5628. 

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