The PPA has a great presence at AAGP this weekend!

Faculty, staff and fellows from the Program for Positive Aging and Michigan Medicine Geriatric Psychiatry team will be in Dallas this weekend for the  American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Annual Meeting.


The following posters and talks will be presented at the conference:

Mary Blazek – Revisiting the 2012 IOM report: A renewed call for action
With collaborators Susan Lehmann and Dennis Popeo

Karina Drake, Laurie Boore, Anusha Ranganathan, Mindy Sexton, Steve Chermack and Mark Lybukin – “Main and mediating effects of age and functional Impairments on veterans Mental Health Engagement” (WHODAS)

Lauren Gerlach – Assessing responsiveness of health systems to drug safety warnings

Helen Kales – “Maximizing Independence at Home” for people with dementia and their caregivers: developing, implementing, and disseminating best practices
With Deirdre Johnston MB BCh, Constantine Lyketsos MD, and Quincy Samus

Helen Kales – The WeCareAdvisor™: A Web-based tool to help family caregivers manage the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
With Laura Gitlin MA PhD and Constantine Lyketsos MD

Sue Maixner – Meeting Residents Halfway: The Geriatric Psychiatry Residency Track

Donovan Maust – Predictors of Unmet Need among Caregivers of Persons with Dementia

Courtney Polenick – Medical Care Activities among Spousal Caregivers of Older Adults with Functional Impairment: Associations with Caregiving Difficulties and Gains

Courtney Polenick –  Perceptions of Purpose in Life within Spousal Care Dyads and Caregiving Difficulties

Courtney Polenick – Couples’ Alcohol Use Patterns in Middle and Later Life: Stability and Influence Across 16 Years