News and Events
The Aging Institute of UPMC Senior Services and the University of Pittsburgh offers a wide variety of educational offerings, training classes, and other events for healthcare professionals and the community at large. Many of the events are free and open to the public.
The Aging Institute develops innovative educational programming for healthcare professionals and the public, and works to create partnerships throughout the clinical, professional, and research communities to improve the lives of seniors everywhere.
Betty Robison, MSN, RN-BC, Discusses Living Safely with Dementia
The Aging Institute's Gerontology Educator, Betty Robison, MSN, RN-BC, discusses Alzheimers Disease, Dementia Care, and how to keep individuals safe when wandering tendencies and anxiety are displayed by patiets with these illnessses. Listen to Betty's talk on the Alzheimer's Speaks Radio program, or read the accompanying blog article.
Aging Institute Hosts Educational Sessions on Alzheimer's Treatments and Confusion in the Elderly at UPMC Altoona
On Wednesday, June 3rd, the Aging Institute of
UPMC hosted two educational sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m. at
the Magee Lecture Hall of UPMC Altoona. Topics of discussion included “Pharmacologic
Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease” with Dr. Jennifer Lingler and “Confusion in
the Elderly” with UPMC Gerontology Educator, Betty Robison. The event was well received by all and was
covered by local journalists. See the links below for more information on the
topics of discussion and watch the videos from local CBS affiliate in Altoona, WTAJ.
Richard Shultz, PhD, named co-chair of Institute of Medicine Family Caregiving Study
The Aging Institute congratulates Richard Shultz, PhD on his appointment as co-chair for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Family Caregiving study. Dr. Shultz serves on both the Aging Institute Executive Committee and Board of Directors in addition to his roles as Director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research, Gerontology Program Director for the University Center for Social and Urban Research, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM), is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. The IOM's ultimate goal is to make research, health care, and work-place policy recommendations for the United States.