Research on Aging

COLLABORATIONS AMONG RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS

As a follow-up to the Webinar on October 31, 2013, MGS is inviting members to participate in a Research-Practitioner Collaboration Forum, where you can test out ideas about research needed and ways that those in practice can helped to form the questions and participate in adding to the data about services, programs and treatments for older adults.  Join MGS and connect to make a difference in the outcomes for Minnesota’s seniors.  Find the forum under the About menu at top of page (available only to MGS members who sign in).

THE FAMILIES AND LONG-TERM CARE PROJECTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

The mission of the Families and Long-Term Care Projects at the University of Minnesota is to generate and disseminate relevant, useful scientific knowledge about families who care for persons with memory loss or other disabilities with the objective of determining the most effective ways in which to support these families and their relatives.
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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry Program
The University of Minnesota Caregiver Registry is for family or professional caregivers who wish to stay informed about Dr. Gaugler’s latest research projects and potential opportunities to participate in them. If you fill out the online registration form, we will contact you via
phone or email to describe our latest research efforts, answering your questions about our projects and review information about participation criteria.
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The Residential Care Transition Module
Dr. Gaugler is conducting a study to determine how effective individually tailored, comprehensive counseling and support can reduce caregiver stress as they transition their loved one with dementia into a residential facility, skilled nursing facility or memory unit.
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EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES
Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference
The Caring for a Person with Memory Loss Conference (CPWML) is an annual community education conference held at the University of Minnesota the Saturday after Memorial Day.  The goal of this conference is to provide families, professionals, and persons with memory loss hands-on, useful information on a range or topics pertinent to cognitive impairment.
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CLINICAL SERVICES 
We provide a safe, non-judgmental and empathic space in which families, friends, and persons with memory loss can narrate and explore their journeys. We provide education about dementia and memory loss, the healthcare environment through which the person with memory loss and their family members navigates, the support services available, and the obstacles or challenges families are likely to face.
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Research on Aging Resource Submission

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