eNews | Spring 2020
Dr. Robert Applebaum gives testimony at a recent hearing of the House Aging and Long-Term Care Committee meeting

Scripps Senior Research Scholar and GTY faculty member Dr. Bob Applebaum talks about long-term services and supports before the Ohio House of Representatives Aging and Long-Term Care Committee.

 (Dr. Applebaum's testimony begins at 00:59:32)
Partnering to Create a Dementia-Inclusive Community

A Scripps research team led by Dr. Jennifer Heston-Mullins and Dr. Suzanne Kunkel is engaged in a three-year project funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) to build a dementia-inclusive community in Northwest Ohio.

> Learn more about the ACL project 
Welcome to our new staff members
Mi Sun Choi, MSW, PhD
Research Associate
Tasha Dean, MA
Associate Director of Strategic Communications

Abigail (Abby) Helsinger, MS
Senior Research Associate
Recent PhD program graduates

Since our last newsletter,  Candidus Nw akasi  earned the PhD in Social Gerontology. His dissertation title is Exploring the Experiences of Nigerian Female Dementia Caregivers.   
Recent publications 


> Age-Friendly Oxford community needs assessment: Report to the Age-Friendly Oxford Leadership Advisory Group 


Associations between motivation to learn, basic skills, and adult education and training participation among older adults in the USA


> Driving status and religious service attendance among older Americans


> Informal caregiving and all-cause mortality: A meta-analysis of longitudinal, population-based studies


> Nursing home social services and post-acute care: Does more qualified staff improve behavioral symptoms and reduce antipsychotic drug use?


> Resident preferences and CNA enpowerment: Testing validity and reliability of a culture change survey tool



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