Katherine A. Marx, PhD, MPH
OverviewKatherine A. Marx works to develop sustainable, nonpharmalogical interventions for dementia sufferers and their caregivers for the Center for Innovative Care in Aging. Her research includes tailoring specific activities that can reduce depression and agitation and address behavioral issues in patients.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestNonpharmalogical interventions for depression, agitation in dementia patients
Below are selected resources. For more information, please see full CV.
Marx, K.A., Scott, J.B., Piersol, C.V., & Gitlin, L.N. (In Press). "Tailored Activities to Reduce Neuropsychiatric Behaviors in Dementia: Case report." American Journal of Occupational Therapy
Gitlin, L.N., Kales, H.J., Marx, K., Stanislawski, B., & Lyketos, C. (In Press). "A Randomized Trial of a Web-based Platform to Help Families Manage Dementia-related Behavioral Symptoms: The WeCareAdvisor™. Contemporary Clinical Trials
Marx, K.A., Duffort, N., Scerpella, D.L., Samus, Q.M., & Gitlin, L.N. (In Press) "Non-pharmacologic Evidence-based Interventions for Managing Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Mental Health Issues in Residents in Assisted Living." Senior Housing
Werner, N.E., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K. A., Watkins, D. C., Kobayashi, M., Kales, H., & Gitlin, L. N. (2017). "Getting What They Need When They Need It: Identifying barriers to information needs of family caregivers to manage dementia-related behavioral symptoms." Applied Clinical Informatics. Appl Clin Inform 2017; 8: 191–205. https://doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2016-07-RA-0122
Kales, H.C., Gitlin, L.N., Stanislawski, B., Marx, K., Turnwald, M., Watkins, D., Lyketsos, C. G. (2016). "WeCareAdvisor™: The development of a caregiver-focused, web-based program to assess and manage behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia." Alzheimer Dementia and Associated Disorders. DOI: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000177
Awards/Honors2010—GE New Investigator Award for Seniors Housing & Care Journal