Nancy J. Donovan, MD gave the Keynote Address at the annual Compassion Amid the Confusion conference, an annual educational event for professional caregivers, people with early stage dementia, and their families. Her presentation was entitled “A Framework for Understanding Social Isolation and Loneliness in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease.” This was followed by a panel discussion with Mass General Brigham colleagues, Geriatric Psychologist Abby Altman PhD and Speech and Language Therapist R. Richard Sanders MS, CCC-SLP.
Evaluating feasibility, value and characteristics of an intergenerational friendly telephone visit program during the Covid-19 pandemic published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, December 2022.
Read the manuscript here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1064748122007643?via%3Dihub
In Loneliness: Science and Practice, experts from the United States and Europe construct a translational framework for recognizing and addressing loneliness in the clinical context. Edited by Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., Tanya T. Nguyen, Ph.D., and Nancy J. Donovan, M.D.
To view the textbook: https://www.appi.org/Products/General-Interest/Loneliness?sku=