What is a “Good Life” with Dementia?

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Save The Date for the Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology

What is a “Good Life” with Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families and Society

Distinguished Speaker: Laura Gitlin, Ph.D., FGSA, FAAN

Established in honor of Dr. Barbara Payne-Stancil, founder and director emeriti of the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University, and inaugurated in 1993, the lectureship each year brings a distinguished individual from the field of gerontology to the Georgia State campus.

This year’s distinguished lecturer is Dr. Laura Gitlin. Dr. Gitlin is an applied research sociologist and Distinguished Professor and Dean at Drexel University as well as the founding Director of the John Hopkins University Center for Innovative Care in Aging. The Center for Aging Innovative Care in Aging at Hopkins School of Nursing is transforming health care delivery and the health and wellbeing of older adults and their families through rigorous research, 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. Dr. Gitlin is nationally and, internationally recognized for her research on developing, evaluating and implementing novel home and community-based approaches that improve the quality of life of persons with dementia and their family caregivers, enhance daily functioning in older adults with disability, and address mental health disparities.

For more information about the Gerontology Institute, please call 404-413-5210 or visit us online at gerontology.gsu.edu.

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