Chinese dementia specialist education program: Training chinese american health care professionals as dementia experts

Nancy B.Emerson Lombardo, Bei Wu, Jennifer K. Hohnstein, Kun Chang

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A Chinese Dementia Specialist Education Program (CDSEP) was launched in the Greater Boston Area to educate Chinese American health care providers who lacked adequate dementia education and services. This program trained bilingual health care providers to identify, assess and serve people with dementia and their families, and raised dementia awareness in Chinese American communities. The ten-month follow-up survey documented that the sixteen graduates helped over 70 families and held 76 workshops and formal and informal discussions, reaching over 400 people. The CDSEP demonstrates that a “Train the Trainer” model is an effective approach for building dementia care capacity in community-based agencies, increasing outreach to people with dementia and their families, and for raising dementia awareness in bilingual and minority communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-86
Number of pages20
JournalHome Health Care Services Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 31 2002



  • Chinese American communities
  • Culturally competent services
  • Dementia
  • Dementia awareness
  • Dementia experts
  • Dementia training
  • Education
  • Health care providers
  • Outreach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Community and Home Care
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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