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Aging & Dementia Care

Aging & Dementia Care

Approach To Aging That Stands The Test Of Time

In 15 years, 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. And by 2040, perhaps 28 million will be 80 or older. Improving care for the elderly and defining nursing’s lead role won’t wait until then.

Hopkins Nursing’s Center for Innovative Care in Aging is already leading the way through education (Behavioral Intervention: An Online Program that teaches the trailblazers, massive open online courses on dementia and psychological issues of older adults that reach tens of thousands across the globe); research (from fall prevention to dementia intervention to a “guided care” treatment approach), and practice (from CAPABLE, a program that keeps seniors safe in their own homes longer, to Fuld Fellows and the student-based Geriatric Interest Group, dedicated to enhancing knowledge on nurse roles and quality and safety of care). 

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Research Projects

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  • Leveraging mHealth to enable and adapt community health worker strategies to improve TBHIV patient outcomes in South Africa The LEAPTBSA Trial

    This project is sponsored by NIH and led by Dr. Jason Farley (School of Nursing), Dr. Larry Chang (School of Medicine), Dr. Chakra Budhathoki (School of Nursing), Kelly Lowensen (School of Nursing), and Paul Stamper (School of Nursing) in South Africa.

  • Better questions better care mixed methods study to develop key gateway questions to identify symptom impact for people with advanced illnesses and improve health professional patient communication

    This project is sponsored by the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and led by Dr. Patricia Davidson (School of Nursing) in Australia

  • Effectiveness and mechanisms of action of a tailored mental health intervention with couples engaged in economic empowerment initiatives
    Cancer Patient Navigation Study

    This project is funded by NIH and led by Dr. Nancy Glass (School of Nursing), Dr. Lori Heise (Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Nursing), Dr. Jeremy Kane (Bloomberg School of Public Health & School of Nursing), Dr. Laura Murray (Bloomberg School of Public Health), Dr. Nancy Perrin (School of Nursing) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Raising awareness building empathy and inspiring action on GBV with a virtual reality adaption of In Her Shoes for actors in humanitarian emergencies
    Healthy Patterns Sleep Study

    This project is sponsored by the World Bank and led by Dr. Nancy Glass in Kenya

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Practice

Addressing the Needs of the Community

Community programs and collaborations, such as the Isaiah Wellness Center and the Care Center at Bayview, address the needs of low-income, aging residents in Baltimore City.
 
The student-based Geriatric Interest Group (GIG) launched in 2004; the group currently has over 240 members. Learn More About GIG

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Aging—Tailoring care to meet the individual goals of older adults through the Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program. New results of Dr. Sarah Szanton’s CAPABLE study show reduced disability across demographics and potential to save national health dollars by decreasing disparities and helping older adults live safely in their homes.

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