Several faculty and staff coauthored the "Academic-Practice Partnership for Caregiver Training and Support" article for the North Carolina Medical Journal. DUSON contributors include Cristina C. Hendrix, associate professor, Doreen Matters, DEFT program director, Tamara Griffin, DEFT social worker, Heather Batchelder, DEFT intake specialist, Loretta Matters, associate director of Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, DEFT nurses Yesol Yang and Hyeyoung Park, and Eleanor McConnell, associate professor. Other coauthors are Patricia Kramer, Judy R. Prewitt and Kay Lytle of Duke Health, Richard F. Riedel of Duke School of Medicine and Cancer Institute, and Jessica Y. Choi of Duke Global Health Institute and School of Medicine.
Congratulations to Ellie McConnell, associate professor, and her team on her recent Durham Center for Senior Life/Administration For Community Living (ACL)/ Department of Health and Human Services Administration For Community Living subcontract award for the Dementia Inclusive Durham: Durham Center for Senior Life. The grant is for $136,462.
Eleanor McConnell, associate professor, was interviewed by Dennis Thompson with HealthDay news service for the "Nursing Homes Are Ground Zero for COVID-19" article.
Eleanor McConnell, associate professor, was a panelist for the "Duke Media Briefing: Effects of COVID-19 on Nursing Homes and the Elderly" presentation. The event occurred on Zoom and streamed for YouTube Live at 10 a.m.
When her father struggled with sleep apnea complications, Charles House founder Bettie Bradford looked for a care center that would provide assistance during the day, and at the same time, offer a socially stimulating environment. Mr. Charlie Jones, a Presbyterian minister and civil rights advocate, needed around-the-clock care. Bettie and her husband still needed to work, and Bettie’s mother could not provide 24-hour care. After trying a couple of respite day programs, Bettie and her mother decided to create Charles House.
Associate Professors Cristina Hendrix and Eleanor McConnell held a "deep dive" session on family caregiving, highlighting the work of the Duke Elder Family/Caregiver Training Center (DEFT) at the Duke Women's Weekend.
Bada Kang, PhD student, and Eleanor McConnell, associate professor, recently published
Numerous DUSON faculty and students presented at the Gerontological Society of America's annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, November 13-17:
"Implementation of the Goals of Care Decision Aid in Nursing Homes: An Evidence-Based Intervention" (Eleanor McConnell, associate professor)
SYMPOSIUM: "SOCIAL NETWORKS, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING AMONG PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA"