Online Program

Alzheimer’s Disease / Dementia

Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
As the population of elderly citizens in the U.S. expands, paralleled by an increase in the prevalence of dementia, the role of respite care within the healthcare system will increase in importance and demand.
Session Objectives: study public health actions by international bodies (such as WHO and PAHO) on dementia and national bodies on issues of access to diagnosis, stigma and systems of care. 2. to describe a range of specific person-centered care practices and summarize the scientific and clinical evidence to date of the effectiveness of these practices among persons with dementia. 3. To examine mortality and lost productivity trends for this age group in the United States. 4. To conduct a study regarding caregivers increase physical activity as a conduit to maintaining better health and well-being.
Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH

Global to local initiatives to address alzheimer's disease and dementia: Plans and priorities   
Lynda Anderson, PhD, Michael Splaine, MA, David Hoffman, M.Ed. C.C.E., Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH and Matthew Baumgart
Dementia initiative: Practice, research, and policy implications   
Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH and G. Allen Power, MD, FACP
Alzheimer's disease mortality and lost productivity among adults aged 40-64 years, 1999-2008   
Kristin Moschetti, MPH, Medical Student, Ricardo Basurto-Davila, PhD, Patricia L. Cummings, MPH, Frank Sorvillo, PhD and Tony Kuo, MD, MSHS
Effects of a lifestyle physical activity intervention on family caregivers of persons with dementia: A randomized controlled trial   
Caryn Etkin, PhD, MPH, Carol J. Farran, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Judith J. McCann, PhD, RN, Amy Eisenstein, PhD, Kumar Rajan, PhD, Cynthia M. Castro, PhD, Abby C. King, PhD and Maryam Navaie, DrPH
Results and lessons learned from the proactive memory care study   
Richard Fortinsky, PhD, Colleen Delaney, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, Ofer Harel, PhD, Karen Pasquale, MPH, Elena Schjavland and John Lynch

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Organized by: Aging & Public Health

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

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