Colloquia: Dementia Caregiver Communication Interventions

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Date: January 12, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Virtual event
Category: Other

The Institute of Gerontology (IOG) 2021 Research Colloquia & Professional Development Series is pleased to present: 

Dementia Caregiver Communication Interventions

Michelle Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP
Professor, ASHA Fellow, and GSA Fellow Dept of Communication Sciences & Disorders University of South Florida, Tampa, FLFree and open to all.

The caregivers of persons with dementia range from family members trying to cope with the increasing demands of a degenerative disease trajectory in the home/community to professional caregivers in long term care settings. Clinicians need to understand the education, training, and support needs of different types of caregivers and the range of caregiver characteristics, the training and counseling options available, and the evidence and outcomes for these different caregiver approaches. This presentation will provide clinicians working with persons with dementia an overview of the types of resources available to caregivers with various needs to ensure improved quality of life outcomes for persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Link to Zoom Meeting: HERE


Michelle S. Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, GSA Fellow, AAAS Fellow, is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida. She has received numerous grants from the National Institutes of Aging (NIA) and the Alzheimer’s Association to investigate interventions for spousal and nursing home caregivers designed to improve the quality and quantity of communicative interactions with residents with dementia, to evaluate memory aids and interventions for persons with dementia and traumatic brain injury, and to develop training programs for institutional caregivers. A clinical researcher, Dr. Bourgeois has published numerous research articles, training manuals and CDs, and books. She was the recipient of the 2007 Barry Reisberg Award for Non-Pharmacologic Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice.
IOG 2021 Spring Colloquia Schedule: PDF HERE
Colloquia presented courtesy of the Mary Thompson Foundation