Care Models and Strategies to Dementia Care: An International Perspective

The Global Ageing Network is excited to announce our next webinar with the support of iN2L. The webinar will focus on care models and strategies to improve dementia care. The webinar is designed to share what advocates and stakeholders have and continue to learn about effective care and support for those living with dementia and their caregivers. The webinar will be held on April 21, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. ET and will include a 60-minute session via Zoom conference, three panelists, and a Q&A. Email Shannon Davis to register.

About the Panelists

Nora Super

Nora Super is the executive director of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. In this role, Super provides strategic direction for two primary focus areas: Healthy Longevity and Financial Wellness.  In 2020, Super launched the Milken Institute Alliance to Improve Dementia Care, which seeks to transform and improve the complex health and long-term care systems that people at risk for and living with dementia must navigate. Super is a respected thought leader, frequent speaker, and prolific writer on healthy longevity and the economic and social impact of global population aging. From 2014 to 2016, Super served as the executive director of the White House Conference on Aging, where she received wide recognition for her nationwide efforts to improve the lives of older Americans. She has also held leadership roles at the US Department of Health and Human Services, AARP, Kaiser Permanente, and USAging.

Fiona Carragher

Fiona Carragher is the Director of Research and Influencing, Alzheimer’s Society. A Consultant Clinical Biochemist by background, Fiona has worked in multi-professional teams for two decades at a range of large hospitals, including the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Edinburgh) and Kings College Hospital (London) – with a focus on providing high quality, innovative services.  Prior to joining the Society, Fiona was the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer for NHS England. Here, she provided leadership for 50,000 healthcare science professionals, and expert advice to the health system on science, innovation, and diagnostics – most notably in establishing the UK Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics programme and the system wide Action Plan on Hearing Loss. She has also joined the board of Kent and Medway Health and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust as a Non-Executive Director.

Lydia Nguyen

Lydia Nguyen, PhD, is the Lead Researcher at iN2Lhi. Dr. Nguyen completed her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she gained background training and research experience in aging clinical cognitive neuroscience. Her research passions are centered around better understanding the aging process and how to promote older adults’ (i) brain health, (ii) cognitive, social, and mental health, and (iii) quality of life, especially through non-pharmacological interventions, such as technology-based engagement or cognitive training. In her role at iN2L, Dr. Nguyen is working to build a research base that demonstrates the benefits of iN2L technology for older adults.