Laura Gitlin quoted in New York Times article for new therapies for people living with dementia

Laura Gitlin
Laura Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN

Laura Gitlin, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, leader of the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Dissemination and Implementation Core, was quoted in the December 8th edition of the New York Times addressing the need for meaningful activities as part of treatment for people living with dementia. Gitlin and her colleagues at the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University have developed the Tailored Activity Program, which identifies activities that are meaningful to people with dementia, and adapts the activity to the patient’s abilities to make them a regular part of their day.

“Boredom and having nothing to do contributes to having an array of behavioral symptoms, agitation, aggressiveness, apathy, rejection of care,” she said.

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