College of Nursing's Kolanowski authors article on dementia care research

April 01, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, authored by Professor of Nursing Ann Kolanowski, summarized the results of the first session of the National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers.

Advancing Research on Care Needs and Supportive Approaches for Persons with Dementia: Recommendations and Rationale” addresses gaps in knowledge and offers recommendations to improve science and practice in long-term care, covering four areas focused on persons living with dementia. Participants from the summit session on Research on Care Needs and Supportive Approaches for Persons with Dementia identified 10 of the most pressing research issues based on their collective findings. 

“The summit recommendations are currently being used to develop funding opportunities at federal agencies and other organizations, and will help shape the field in the coming years," Kolanowski said.

Held in October 2017 at the National Institutes of Health, the inaugural National Research Summit on Care, Services, and Supports for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers was a two-day meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and private-sector organizations.

Last Updated April 02, 2019