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Tuesday, May 5 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Integrated Technology-Based Health and Recreational Programs in Senior Living
Structured recreational and leisure activities (RLAs) are critical for a sense of wellbeing, particularly for older adults living with dementia. There have been documented long term effects of RLAs such as delayed progression of cognitive impairment and the reduction in behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, which can result in decreased use of psychotropic medications. The presentation will explore the link between fun as a motivator and technology as a way to provide individuals with opportunities for person-directed self-expression, which can improve mental, physical and societal health. Presenters will discuss the role of gerontechnology and offer strategies to integrate engaging technology-based, person-centered brain health and recreational programs into relationship-centered community initiatives.


Juliet Kerlin

Director of Research, It's Never 2 Late

Tuesday May 5, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Tampa Convention Center | Room 19