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Aging Studies Associate Professor Awarded Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program Funding

Aging Studies Associate Professor Awarded Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program Funding

Debra Dobbs, PhD, was awarded a grant from the Florida Department of Health's Ed and Ethel Moore Alzheimer's Disease Research Program, in the amount of approximately $250K for a two-year project titled, Palliative Care Education in Assisted Living for Care Providers of Residents with Dementia. The project, which begins in February, 2019, is a clinical trial of 12 Tampa Bay area assisted living communities in collaboration with Life Path Hospice in Tampa, an entity of Chapters Health and Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, an entity of Empath Health. Hospice community nurse educators will implement the educational program for nurses in six of the assisted living communities to test the efficacy of the program on quality of end-of-life care for residents with dementia.