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A Focus on Living Alone With Dementia, presented by Dr. Elena Portacolone

January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Dr. Elena Poracolone

On January 7, 2021, Institute on Aging welcomes Dr. Elena Portacolone, as she presents information about a new, exploratory program which focuses on those living alone with dementia. She will share about her ongoing research, funded by National Institute on Aging (NIA), which explores social policies supporting older adults living alone with dementia, with emphasis on racial/ethnic minorities. In this class, she will also review insights on key informants to involve in her study in 2021.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Display nuanced understanding of at least three public health issues represented by the limited services available to older adults living alone with dementia in the U.S.
  • Analyze at least two barriers and two facilitators to positive health outcomes for older adults living alone with dementia

Your Instructor:  Elena Portacolone, PhD, MBA, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Institute for Health and Aging at UCSF and a Pepper Center Scholar at the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Portacolone is also an alumna of the Butler-Williams program at the National Institute on Aging and of the Health Disparities Institute at the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Turin, Italy. After working in the corporate sector in the United Kingdom, she completed an MPH degree at School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, an MBA degree at the Haas Business at UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at UCSF.

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January 7
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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