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Dementia & Conservatorships – Nichelle Nichols’ Story

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Dementia & Conservatorships – Nichelle Nichols’ Story

In this episode we discuss conservatorships and specifically how they are used for people with dementia. We cover Nichelle Nichols’ story, the groundbreaking African American actress known for her role…
March 18, 2022

Dementia & Conservatorships – Nichelle Nichols’ Story

In this episode we discuss conservatorships and specifically how they are used for people with dementia. We cover Nichelle Nichols’ story, the groundbreaking African American actress known for her role in Star Trek. We delve into how people have prayed upon her vulnerability due to her dementia and the debate around her conservatorship. 

 

And we highlight the ACTS 2 Caregiver Project which is a faith-based, skills-building and support program designed to meet the needs of distressed family caregivers of older adults with dementia. 

 

Visit the ACTS 2 Caregiver Project website, https://www.acts2project.org/index.html, to learn more about the project, sign up for caregiver sessions, or donate to support their work.

 

If you would like to suggest a topic we should discuss, share your own personal story, or shoutout an organization or individual please email us at [email protected]

 

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @distrustanddisparities and Twitter @DistrustPod.

 

Resources: 

 

Inside the heartbreaking conservatorship battle of a ‘Star Trek’ legend by Makeda Easter

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-15/nichelle-nichols-star-trek-uhura-dementia-conversatorship-battle

 

Nichelle Nichols’ Friends Speak Out After Son Sells Star’s Home amid Conservatorship Battle by Gabrielle Duncan, Emily Strohm, and Aurelie Corinthios

https://people.com/tv/nichelle-nichols-friends-speak-out-after-son-sells-her-home/

 

What is Dementia? Symptoms, Types, and Diagnosis by NIH: National Institute of Aging

https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/what-is-dementia

 

Data shows racial disparities in Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis between Black and white research study participants by NIH: National Institute of Aging

https://www.nia.nih.gov/news/data-shows-racial-disparities-alzheimers-disease-diagnosis-between-black-and-white-research

 

‘Star Trek’ Star Nichelle Nichols Diagnosed with Dementia by TMZ 

https://www.tmz.com/2018/08/10/star-trek-nichelle-nichols-dementia-doctor-filing/

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