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Curiosity in Care: Diversity and Dignity


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Curiosity in Care: Diversity and Dignity with Dr. Rose Joudi, Ph.D. in Psychology, Aging and Ethnic Diversity Consultant



Today, we're going to explore how we communicate and interact with older adults and how cultural diversity shapes their experiences and quality of life.


My guest today is Dr. Rose Joudi, who brings over 15 years of expertise as an Aging and Ethnic Diversity Consultant. She is currently the Research Lead on an ethnocultural elder abuse awareness project with Carya (Calgary, AB), she brings a rich academic and research background to her roles in esteemed organizations like the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Her commitment to enhancing the lives of older adults through educational strategies and compassionate care is crucial for our understanding of older adult care in diverse communities.


Throughout our conversation, we discussed how to communicate with older adults with dignity and respect, the importance of cultural competence among caregivers, and the challenges and opportunities presented by the cultural diversity of those in senior living communities. Dr. Judy shared insights into how we can honor the personal and cultural histories of our older adults and those who care for them. She offered valuable advice for caregivers and professionals working in this field.


Whether you're a caregiver, a professional in senior living, or someone interested in the well-being of older adults, this conversation is for you. Here is my interview with Dr. Rose Joudi.



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About Dr. Rose Joudi


Dr. Rose Joudi (Ph.D. in Psychology), brings over 15 years of expertise as an Aging and Ethnic Diversity Consultant. She is currently the Research Lead on an ethnocultural elder abuse awareness project with Carya (Calgary, AB). Rose contributes valuable insights to the field through her background in academia and research.  Dr. Joudi collaborates with stakeholders to address the unique needs of older adults in diverse populations. Committed to enhancing seniors' quality of life, she actively promotes educational strategies and facilitates training sessions including elder abuse awareness, ageism and elder abuse and cultural competence and compassion when working with diverse populations. Dr. Joudi is also a board member at the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (CNPEA) and serves as an advisor for the Ministry of Seniors, Community, and Social Services in Alberta, Canada.


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