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 Research Institute Projects  

  1. Understanding the person with dementia
    1. Agitation

                                                    i.     Assessment of agitation in dementia

                                                   ii.     The etiology of agitation

                                                 iii.     Nonpharmacological management of behavior problems in dementia

                                                  iv.     Training staff members to manage agitation

    1. The preservation of self-identity in dementia
    2. Identifying self care habits in older persons
    3. Decision making processes in dementia

                                                    i.     Enactment and use of advance directives

                                                   ii.     Preferences for life sustaining treatments

                                                 iii.     The decision making process in the nursing home

     

      2.   Prevention of decline for elderly persons

    1. Designing exercise programs for at risk elderly
    2. Loneliness in community dwelling elderly persons

                                                    i.     Barriers to social contact

                                                   ii.     Alleviating and preventing loneliness

    1. Intergenerational program
    2. Information services for older adults

 


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Research Institute on Aging
Hebrew Home of Greater Washington
6121 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 U.S.A
301-770-8449
E-mail: Libin@Hebrew-Home.org