June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and Professor Joseph Gaugler with the School of Public Health answers questions about what Alzheimer’s is, its symptoms and risk factors
To mark LGBTQ+ Pride Month in June, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health (SPH) is highlighting current research aimed at protecting the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ residents in long-term care facilities.
SPH Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee has recently joined three influential, national organizations focused on long-term care policies and practices.
“The study will involve the first evidence-based training for the care of SGM older adults with AD/ADRD, and the first randomized control study on this subject,” said Tetyana Shippee.
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has been appointed as the 2022-2023 Fesler-Lampert Chair in Aging Studies.th.
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from AcademyHealth.
The study, led by Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters, shows that the inequities are most likely driven by racism, especially given that the disparities are on a neighborhood level.
Research from Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee and PhD students Weiwen Ng and Xuanzi Qin shows resident survey responses about their own quality of life are reliable — including from those with dementia — and will make report cards more useful for consumers.
The study led by researcher Jude Mikal showed older adults are not participating in the most popular groups and pages or staying on social media sites long enough to see the most important pandemic information shared.
Associate Professor Tetyana Shippee and Professor Simon Rosser are leading the first-of-its-kind study to create evidence-based care to protect the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ residents.
Assistant Professor Shekinah Fashaw-Walters found the diagnoses of schizophrenia rose after Medicare instituted policies to limit the use of sedating antipsychotic medications to residents with the illness.