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New IPA programs set for Rome, Italy

Presented as part of the Nursing Home Research & Long Term Care Research International Working Group, this IPA supported program is chaired by IPA Board Member Professor Raymond Koopmans. During the one hour session, an international panel of presenters will discuss care giving, drug therapy and advance care planning for young people with dementia.

Long Term Care Research
13-14 September 2018
Roma, Italy
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International Psychogeriatric Association Symposium on People with Young Onset Dementia
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Chaired by Raymond Koopmans, MD, PhD, Radboud University Medical Center - Nijmegen - (the Netherlands)

  • 4:00pm:
    Advance Care Planning in Young-Onset Dementia: perceptions of physician and family caregivers: the Care4Youngdem study
    Brenda G.J. Pistorius, Department of Primary and Community Care, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, (The Netherlands)
  • 4:15pm:
    Neuropsychiatric symptoms and psychotropic drug therapy in advanced stages of young and late onset dementia
    Janine Diehl-Schmid,MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, (Germany)
  • 4:30pm:
    Experiences with and preferences for advance care planning in young-onset dementia: an exploratory interview study with family caregivers
    Van Rickstal, Life Care Research Group, Free University Brussels -Ghent University, (Belgium)

In addition, these two IPA supported programs are chaired by Dr. Debby Gerritsen, Chair of IPA's BPSD Special Interest Forum. Dr. Gerritsen has compiled an international panel of presenters for both conference sessions.

Crisis situations concerning severe challenging behavior of nursing home residents with dementia: a symposium of IPA’s BPSD Special Interest Forum
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Chaired by Debby L Gerritsen PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Includes Presenters:
>  Annelies E. Veldwijk-Rouwenhorst, (the Netherlands)
>  Sverre Bergh, (Norway)
>  Rebecca Palm, (Germany)

Complex interventions focusing on managing of challenging behavior in NH residents with dementia, in Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. Lessons for the challenge of implementation
Thursday, 13 September 2018
Chaired by Debby L Gerritsen PhD, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)
Includes Presenters:
>  Bjørn Lichtwarck, (Norway)
>  Daniela Holle, (Germany)
>  Martin Smalbrugge, (The Netherlands)

Proceedings of the conference will be published in the JNHR: the Journal of Nursing Home Research.


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