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The School of Public Health and Health Sciences welcomes Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Policy Krystal Kittle for the next talk in the Spring 2024 Dean's Seminar Series. Kittle will deliver a talk titled "Health Risks and Protective Factors of Sexual and Gender Minority Informal Caregivers of Alzheimer and Dementia Patients" on Wednesday, April 24, from 12:00-1:00 pm in 250 Goessmann.

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About the talk:

This presentation describes the unique caregiving experiences, risk and protective factors and related health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) informal caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD). The presentation will also touch on the unique experiences of subgroups of SGM ADRD caregivers, such as those who also identify as Latino. For example, SGM ADRD caregivers often have fewer financial and social resources than non-SGM ADRD caregivers and they may be caring for someone who does not accept their SGM identity (e.g., biological family members), which can increase stress and adverse outcomes associated with caregiving. 

About Krystal Kittle:

Krystal Kittle is an Assistant Professor of Community Health Education in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy. Kittle’s research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging, uses mixed methods to examine socioenvironmental, and risk and protective factors, associated with the caregiving experiences and health of racial/ethnically diverse sexual and gender minority (SGM) informal caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD).  

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