As persons with SMI live longer, they will likely face unique challenges of aging, including changes in social networks, finances, and cognition. Simultaneously, the population of aging adults grows increasingly diverse – racially, ethnically, linguistically, faith-wise, and regarding sexual orientation and identity. Hence, it is key that providers across the spectrum understand the role of aging, family, and diversity for persons living with SMI. This webinar will identify unique challenges of aging across diverse populations, discuss potential cognitive changes in aging, and strategize with audience members to provide culturally competent and aging-friendly care to persons with SMI.
Presenter: Crystal M. Glover, PhD, Rush University Medical Center