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Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging Presentations at 2019 Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting

By Jeanne Hoban   |    info@benrose.org   |   11/12/2019

Experts from the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging will present 13 papers, posters and symposia at the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Austin, Texas November 13 through November 16, 2019.

Benjamin Rose presenters will address: evidence-based programs for caregiving, human-animal interaction, care planning in early stage dementia, sharing life stories, aging in China, and other topics.

On Friday, November 15, Senior Research Scientist Carol Whitlatch, PhD will present the M. Powell Lawton Lecture titled “Following in the Footsteps of a Great Applied Gerontologist (While Simultaneously Forging Your Own Path)." Dr. Whitlatch was the recipient was of the 2018 M. Powell Lawton Award from GSA. The Lawton Award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions from applied research that has benefited older people and their care.

The complete schedule of presentations by Benjamin Rose researchers appears below.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

7:00am–7:45am / 4BC, Level 3 (CC)
Best Practice Caregiving presentation to the Family Caregiving Interest Group
Senior Vice President for Research David Bass, PhD, and Research Associate Julie Rentsch

8:00am-9:30am / 4A, Level 3 (CC)
Symposium: Pets in older adults’ social networks: Human-animal interaction, interpersonal connections, and healthy aging
Chair; Discussant: Research Scientist Jessica Bibbo, PhD

12:00pm-1:30pm / 4A, Level 3 (CC)
Paper: The impact of an early-stage dyadic care planning intervention on caregiver burden
Research Analyst Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Senior Research Scientist Carol Whitlatch, PhD, and Senior Research Assistant Justin Johnson

1:30pm-3:30pm / EH-4, Level 1 (CC)
Poster: Learning from life stories: Recruiting nursing home residents for a life story work program
Research Analyst Brian Polk, Research Associate Miriam Rose and Senior Research Scientist Farida Ejaz

5:00pm-6:30pm / 4A, Level 3 (CC)
Symposium: Successful aging scale development for community-dwelling old-old (75+) in China: A preliminary analysis. In “Research methods in aging among Asians.”
Research Analyst Minzhi Ye, Lin Chen (Fudan University, Shanghai) and Lin Gu (Shanghai Volunteer Guidance Center for Longevity)

Friday, November 15, 2019       

10:00am-11:30am / 17A, Level 4 (CC)
Lecture: Following in the footsteps of a great applied gerontologist (while simultaneously forging your own path), M. Powell Lawton Award Presentation and Lecture
Senior Research Scientist Carol Whitlatch, PhD, 2018 award recipient

10:00am-11:30am / 6A, Level 3 (CC)
Symposium: Two tales of translation: Evidence-based caregiver programs through community-based organizations. In “Successes in the translation of caregiver interventions in community-based organizations and healthcare systems.”
David Coon (Arizona State University) and Senior Research Scientist Carol Whitlatch, PhD

1:30pm-3:30pm / EH-4, Level 1 (CC)
Late Breaking Poster: Evaluating an intervention to prevent self-neglect in vulnerable adult healthcare patients
Research Associate
Miriam Rose, Senior Research Scientist Farida Ejaz, PhD, Research Analyst Courtney Reynolds and Research Analyst Minzhi Ye

Saturday, November 16, 2019

8:00am-9:30am / 4A, Level 3 (CC)
Poster: Training senior volunteers to implement a group music intervention for persons with dementia
Research Analyst Silvia Orsulic-Jeras, Research Assistant Sarah Nicolay and Cristen Kane (RSVP of Lake County, Ohio)

1:30pm-3:30pm / EH-4, Level 1 (CC)
Late Breaking Poster: Best Practice Caregiving: Differences and gaps among dementia support programs for family & friend caregivers
Research Associate Julie Rentsch, Senior Vice President for Research David Bass, PhD, Kathy Kelly (Family Caregiver Alliance), Katie Maslow (Gerontological Society of America), Research Analyst Alyssa Ciancibello, Leah Eskenazi (Family Caregiver Alliance) and Research Analyst Rachel Schaffer

1:30pm-3:30pm / EH-4, Level 1 (CC)
Late Breaking Poster: Comparison of caregivers from diverse communities who immigrated to or were born in the US
Research Intern Lauren Stratton, Senior Vice President for Research David Bass, PhD, Research Scientist Sara Powers, PhD, Research Analyst Rachel Schaffer, Ocean Le (Diverse Elders Coalition) and Jenna McDavid (Diverse Elders Coalition)

1:30pm-3:30pm / EH-4, Level 1 (CC)
Late Breaking Poster: Culture-related task difficulties and negative consequences for caregivers from diverse communities
Research Analyst Rachel Schaffer, Senior Vice President for Research David Bass, PhD, Research Scientist Sara Powers, PhD, Jenna McDavid (Diverse Elders Coalition) and Ocean Le (Diverse Elders Coalition)

1:30pm-3:30pm / EH-4, Level 1 (CC)
Late Breaking Poster: Relationships between personal needs and the environment: A study of abuse and self-neglect
Research Analyst Minzhi Ye, Senior Research Scientist Farida Ejaz, PhD, and Research Associate Miriam Rose

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About Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Founded in 1908, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging (www.benrose.org) is a nationally recognized Cleveland-based nonprofit whose mission is to advance support for older adults and caregivers. This work is accomplished by deepening the understanding of their evolving needs in a changing society; promoting effective public policies; and developing and delivering innovative, high-quality solutions, including the evidence-based programs that are tested and proven by research to achieve beneficial outcomes for consumers.