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BAYADA Home Health Care Awards and Speaker Series
Start Date: 4/24/2018Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 4/24/2018End Time: 7:45 PM

Event Description

Leading a “Good Life” with Dementia: What is the Evidence for Supporting Individuals and Families?

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD

Live and via Live Webcast

Drexel University CNHP Division of CNE  

Bayada Home Healthcare Speaker Series

Registration and Light Reception: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Evaluations: 7:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

This lecture will provide an overview of dementia as a public health priority and review the evidence for ways to support individuals living with the condition and their family members. Specific proven care programs will be reviewed and implications for preparing a workforce and their widespread dissemination discussed.

Speaker bio:

Laura N. Gitlin, PhD, an applied research sociologist taking the helm of the College of Nursing and Health Professions in February 2018, is the Isabel Hampton Robb Distinguished Professor, Department of Community Public Health, School of Nursing with joint appointments in the Department of Psychiatry and Division of Geriatric Medicine, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. She is also the founding director of the Center for Innovative Care in Aging at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The Center is transforming healthcare delivery and the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families through rigorous research developing novel home and community-based interventions, trainings of health and human service professionals in evidence-based programs and models of care and translation and implementation of proven interventions in service delivery settings. As of February 1, 2018, she will be a distinguished professor and dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University. Gitlin is nationally and, internationally recognized for her research on psychosocial environmental home and community-based interventions that have been developed with various interprofessional teams to improve quality of life of persons with dementia and their family caregivers, to enhance daily function of older adults with functional disability and to address mental health disparities, particularly in older African Americans. She is a well-funded researcher, having received continuous research and training grants from federal agencies and private foundations for 35 years. 

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Register now.  You must register in advance. Registration deadline is April 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. ET.

Questions? Please email ed35@drexel.edu or Lbw25@drexel.edu.

Geary B Auditorium
New College Building
245 N. 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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