5047.0 Translating Aging Research into Practice

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
With a focus on translating aging research into practice, this session will include presentations on the use of multimedia to change public perceptions of aging and memory loss, the determination of pharmacists’ acceptable levels of compensation for medication therapy management services, an evidence-based intervention on older adults with osteoarthritis, research priorities on aging and physical activities, and a comprehensive theory to guide organizational success at adapting and sustaining evidence-based programs to promote healthy aging. These topics will provide important information on translating aging research into practice for all relevant parties.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify 2-3 multimedia strategies that have successfully impacted public awareness of memory loss v normal aging. 2. Understand the components of Fit and Strong! and understand the evidence supporting its efficacy and effectiveness 3. Determine the relation between cognitive status and falls, walking speed, and types of balance among older adults.
Hongdao Meng, MPH, PhD

Cognitive status and walking speed, balance and falls among older adults
Thomas Prohaska, PhD, Amy Eisenstein, MS, Renae Smith-Ray, MS and William Satariano, PhD
Research Priorities in Physical Activity and Aging: Results of an Expert Survey
Susan Hughes, DSW, Katherine H. Leith, PhD, LMSW, David X. Marquez, PhD, Pankaja Desai, PhD, Gwen Moni, BA, Huong Nguyen, PhD and Dina Jones, PT, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health)
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)