Dementia & Palliative Education Network

What’s new in DPEN Research?

DPEN believes in evidence-based best practices in dementia care and for training the next generation of dementia-capable nurses.  We generate evidence through our research.

“A Portrait of Ageism: Worth (More Than) a Thousand Words”

McKiddy, S, Belza B, and Primomo J. “A Portrait of Ageism: Worth (More Than) a Thousand Words.” Journal of Gerontological Nursing 48, no. 5 (May 2022): 2–4.
Learn about how our words communicate and perpetuate ageism and how to combat it by moving towards person-centered language and thinking.

“Assessing Caregiver Needs”

Borson, S. (2021). Assessing caregiver needs. International Psychogeriatrics, 33(4), 331-334. doi:10.1017/S1041610220003877

Dr. Borson describes and compares two assessment tools for the needs of caregivers of people living with dementia, drawing attention to the benefits of unifying such assessments across sectors.

“Future Nurses: Why Not Dementia Care?”

View an infographic describing our latest manuscript under development: “Building a Dementia-Capable Nursing Workforce”