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Healthy Aging Spring Lecture Examines Effects of Dementia


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Date:    April 26, 2007

SEATTLE—How caregivers of those with dementia can improve quality of life for themselves and their patients or loved ones is the topic of the annual de Tornyay Center Healthy Aging Spring Lecture at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Linda Teri, professor of psychosocial and community health in the UW School of Nursing, will present "Healthy Aging and Dementia—When the Two Meet: Caring for Yourself and Those You Love."

The lecture will be held Thursday, May 3, from 3–4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium at the Magnuson Health Sciences Center at the University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Teri, who was founding director of the School of Nursing's de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, is the 2006 recipient of the Gerontological Society of America's prestigious Lawton Award for significant contribution in gerontology that improves the lives of older adults. She also received the Alzheimer's Association Pioneer Award for her groundbreaking work in psychosocial treatments to reduce behavioral problems in persons with dementia.

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging honors Rheba de Tornyay, dean emeritus of the UW School of Nursing, and her lifelong interest in healthy aging. The center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for the UW School of Nursing, the University of Washington and the broader community.

This annual public lecture is sponsored by the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging and the UW School of Nursing.


The University of Washington School of Nursing is consistently the nation’s No. 1-ranked nursing school, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ranked No. 3 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the UW School of Nursing is a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. The school addresses society’s most pressing challenges in health care through innovative teaching, award winning research and community service.