Iowa Geriatric Education Center Iowa Geriatric Education Center

Geriatric Lecture Series

April-01-14 - The Influence of Communication on Older Adults with Dementia

In this presentation, Dr. Williams will identify common communication barriers for older adults. She will discuss the importance of communication for older adults and persons with dementia (PWD). In addition, she will describe elderspeak and its negative messages, and present recent research findings regarding elderspeak.

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Kristine Williams, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN received her doctorate from the University of Kansas. She is currently the Sally Mathis Hartwig Professor in Gerontological Nursing at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. Dr. Williams' research interests include effective and person-centered communication, non-pharmacological interventions for dementia care, interventions to promote successful cognitive and functional health, cognitive interventions, and telehealth interventions to support family caregivers of persons with dementia.

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