Dr. Helen C. Kales, Professor of Psychiatry and Director for the Program for Positive Aging, has been selected to take part in an update of the international expert Lancet commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care in October 2018 in London. In addition, Dr. Amanda Leggett, Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has been selected to take part in the commission as a promising future researcher in dementia. Amanda currently has a K-award from NIH examining a variety of caregiver well-being and stress measures towards creating profiles of “caregiver styles” (akin to parenting styles). Dr. Kales is her primary mentor. Congratulations Dr. Kales and Dr. Leggett!
Lancet commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/olderpeople/lancet-dementia-commission