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Fifth Annual Grant Winners 2004-2005

Soledad Arguelles, Ph.D., Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services
Maryellen Maher, Ph.D., Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services
Leonard Levy, Ph.D., HPD - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fran L. Tetunic, JD, Shepard Broad Law Center

Dean H. Wells Singleton, Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services
Dean Anthony Silvagni, HPD - College of Osteopathic Medicine
Dean Joseph Harbaugh, Shepard Broad Law Center

Title: Efficacy of Multi Disciplinary Training Modules on Alzheimer’s Special Care Staff

Abstract:

Based on data from the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of new Alzheimer cases each year will more than double, from a little over 400,000 a year in 2000 to nearly 1 million a year by 2050. The focus of this study will be to provide a multi-disciplinary training model to resident staff to improve their skills and knowledge levels in an effort to improve services to Assisted Living/Special Care residents with Alzheimer’s or related dementia. The study will be conducted at an Assisted Living Facility which incorporates a Special Care Unit. Three distinct and separate NSU units will coordinate their resources to produce a series of training modules (i.e., Behavior Management, Systems Planning, Communication, Conflict Resolution, and Medical Orientation). Both formative and summative evaluations will be conducted.