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Debby Dodds, MAS ’14, is pioneering the use of technology to improve memory care

Alumna returns to Management of Aging Services master‘s program this semester to teach Technology & Aging When she enrolled in UMass Boston Gerontology’s Management of Aging Services master’s program, Debby Dodds was working in technology and helping her mother, who… Continue Reading →

Studying Relationships Between Older Adults and Their Parents Living With Dementia

Relationships between senior children and their very old parents can be complicated enough. How does those relationships change when the parent is living with dementia? UMass Boston Gerontology associate professor Kathrin Boerner has spent two years studying the relationships between… Continue Reading →

Panel Recommends Ways to Improve Identification, Treatment For Hospital Patients With Dementia

Hospitalization is a stressful experience for most patients. But a person with dementia typically needs three days to recover pre-hospital function for each day hospitalized. That caution has always stuck with Nina Silverstein, a professor of Gerontology at UMass Boston’s… Continue Reading →

Measuring Dementia Caregiver Mindset That Can Impact Well-Being at Work

By Meghan Hendricksen The way professional caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia think about dementia can have a significant impact on their well-being at work. The risks of burnout and negative emotions are clear. Lena Kunz… Continue Reading →

UMass Gerontology Alum Natalie Leland Receives $4.7M Contract for Dementia Care Research

A research team led by UMass Boston Gerontology alumna Dr. Natalie Leland has received a $4.7 million contract to compare the effectiveness of two care delivery models for nursing home residents living with dementia. The contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes… Continue Reading →

Grad Research Assistant Wendy Wang to Present Report at China Conference

A new report prepared by UMass Boston Gerontology Institute researchers on resources for elders and those living with dementia in Massachusetts will no doubt be read far and wide. How far? Wendy Wang, the lead graduate research assistant on the… Continue Reading →

Report Focuses on Services, Needs For Elders and Those Living With Dementia

Tufts Health Plan Foundation has released a new report prepared by UMass Boston Gerontology Institute researchers that provides a comprehensive look at current activities and resources in place to support Massachusetts populations over age 65 as well as those living with… Continue Reading →

McCormack Professor Nina Silverstein On Innovative Care For Patients With Dementia

Nina Silverstein was one of 40 experts worldwide who contributed to a ground-breaking new study of innovation in dementia treatment, prevention and care across the world’s largest developed countries.  “Dementia has no borders,” said Silverstein, a professor of Gerontology at… Continue Reading →

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