UW News

April 26, 2007

deTornyay Lecture to examine healthy aging and dementia

How caregivers of those with dementia can improve quality of life for themselves and their patients or loved ones is the topic of the School of Nursing’s annual de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging Spring Lecture on Thursday, May 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Center. Linda Teri, professor of psychosocial and community health in the UW School of Nursing, will present, Healthy Aging and Dementia — When the Two Meet: Caring for Yourself and Those You Love. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Teri, founding director of the School of Nursing’s de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging, is the 2006 recipient of the Gerontological Society of America’s prestigious Lawton Award for significant contribution in gerontology that improves the lives of older adults. She also received the Alzheimer’s Association Pioneer Award for her groundbreaking work in psychosocial treatments to reduce behavioral problems in persons with dementia.

The de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging honors Rheba de Tornyay, dean emeritus of the UW School of Nursing, and her lifelong interest in healthy aging. The center serves as a catalyst for promoting healthy aging through its support of research and education in the field of gerontology for the School of Nursing, the UW, and the broader community.

This annual public lecture is sponsored by the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging and the UW School of Nursing. For more information, contact Lia Unrau, director of communications, at unrau@u.washington.edu or 206-221-2456.