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Biomeditations Book Talk: Dr. Nancy Hodgson on her new book, Better Living with Dementia, March 14th, 3:30 pm, Biomedical Library

Please join us for the presentation and discussion: registration is requested.

The book is available to current Penn faculty, staff and students through the Penn Libraries as an ebook. 

Our Biomeditations Book Talks are informal presentations and discussions of recent publications from authors around the health sciences disciplines of interest to Penn students, faculty, staff, and the broader Penn community.

We are very happy to announce that our next spresenter will be Dr. Nancy Hodgson, PhD, RN, FAAN of the School of Nursing, who will talk about her new book, Better Living with Dementia, at the Biomedical Library on March 14th at 3.30 PM.


In her new book, Better Living with Dementia: Implications for Individuals, Families, Communities, and Societies, Dr. Hodgson and her co-author, Drexel’s Dr. Laura Gitlin, investigate the struggles of families living with dementia, including difficulties in education about the condition, accessing supportive resources, and navigating the complex world of legal protection, nursing home care, and respite.

Isolation and caregiver burden are toxic to everyone inter-related with a person with Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia. As an incurable and degenerative disease of aging, people are given little hope and fewer supports to manage their loved one’s decline and to provide effective care. Drs. Hodgson and Gitlin make a compelling demand for awareness and understanding, and provide concrete and effective suggestions for advocacy, activism, and compassionate change that supports people with dementia and their caregivers.

Dr. Hodgson is the Anthony Buividas Term Chair in Gerontology, and Associate Professor of Nursing. She is also the co-founder of the Palliative Care Program at the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center (formerly the Philadelphia Geriatric Center) — one of the first nursing-home based palliative care programs in the nation.

Please join us for the presentation and discussion: registration is requested.

Refreshments will be served.

The book is available to current Penn faculty, staff and students through the Penn Libraries as an ebook. 

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