Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Other Dementias in the Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender(LGBT) Older Adults and Their Caregivers: Needs and Competencies

As a marginalised and growing segment of the older adult population, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults face distinct risk factors related to cognitive impairment and dementia. This article describes the unique risk factors and outlines key competencies for service providers to ensure culturally relevant care for LGBT older adults experiencing cognitive impairment of dementia, as well as their caregivers , families and communities.