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Upcoming Discussion Forum: Working with the caregiver to manage behavioral symptoms

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Upcoming Discussion Forum: Working with the caregiver to manage behavioral symptoms
by Geriatric Scholars Learning Community Team - Thursday, July 20, 2017, 9:44 AM

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 25, 2017 from 1:00pm EST to 2:00pm EST

 Abraham Brody, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FPCN
Health Science Specialist, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), James J. Peters VAMC
Associate Director, Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing
Assistant Professor,  The New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Location:  This Discussion Forum may be accessed through the Dementia course online at or directly at:

Dr. Brody will facilitate a participant-driven discussion based on the article “Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in Clinical Settings: Recommendations from a Multidisciplinary Expert Panel”. Kales et al, 2014. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62: 762-769.

Please read the article - click here, prior to the Discussion Forum. You will be able to ask questions and share your thoughts with Dr. Brody and other colleagues participating in the Discussion Forum.

Live facilitation will take place between 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST and is completely text-based.  The Discussion Forum will remain open for all participants afterwards.

Dr. Brody is an expert in home-based interprofessional care of seriously ill older adults . His program of research focuses on how to improve symptom assessment and management of dementia and other chronic conditions through interprofessional care in community based settings including home health and hospice. He also seeks to understand how effective interprofessional care in these settings effects quality of life, healthcare utilization, and healthcare costs. Dr. Brody is a current Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar, a Cambia Healthcare Foundation Sojourns Scholar, and has multiple grants from the NIH, John A. Hartford Foundation, and VA in this area. His educational focus is on improving the quality of interprofessional geriatric and palliative care education. Dr. Brody is Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

For any questions regarding this forum, you may contact Eugenia Dorisca at

Geriatric Scholars Learning Community Team