Improving quality of life and health outcomes
Location: Student Central SC0.51, University of Bradford
Date and Time:
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 14:00 - 15:30
Full title: Improving quality of life and health outcomes at transition from hospital to community for people living with dementia
Speaker: Dr Amy Kind, Wisconsin University.
Amy Kind’s Talk is part of the Dementia Care Public Engagement Series and is delivered by the University of Bradford's Centre for Applied Dementia Studies.
Using examples throughout and talking in ‘lay language’, Dr Kind will describe how she has developed and tested new ways to eliminate the link between socio-economic disadvantage and poor health outcomes, during times of transition from hospital to community, for people living with dementia.
The event is delivered in partnership with Medicines Optimisation Research Group and the YH PSTRC.
This event is supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Yorkshire and Humber Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (NIHR YH PSTRC). The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR, or the Department of Health and Social Care.
Dr Kind will describe how she has developed and tested new ways to eliminate the link between socio economic disadvantage and poor health outcomes during times of transition from hospital to community for people living with dementia. She will describe how she designs, implements and evaluates system-level interventions that improve care for older people with dementia.
The talk will:
- Describe the challenges that hospital to home care transitions pose for people with dementia and their carers
- Identify tools for improving hospital to home care transitions for people with dementia, especially those who are economically disadvantaged
- Recognize the influence of neighborhood disadvantage on health outcomes at times of transition from hospital to home for people with dementia
Dr Amy Kind
Dr. Kind is an international expert on improving care at the transition from hospital to home for people living with dementia. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health; Director of the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Health Services and Care Research Program; and Director of the Veterans Administration Dementia and Cognitive Care Clinic. Dr Kind serves as an international expert to the University of Bradford’s Doctoral Training Centre on Improving transitions in dementia care.
Impact of her research
She and her team have developed the Coordinated-Transitional Care Program, a low-cost, primarily phone-based intervention to improve hospital-to-home transitions in economically disadvantaged areas. This intervention is now being used in a number of US hospitals, and is being evaluated using a 5-year randomized controlled trial and a 2-year dissemination grant.
Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the National Institute on Aging. She has served as a technical expert on health inequalities for older people, including people living with dementia, for the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the US Centers for Disease Control and multiple US State governments.
Dr Kind completed medical school and a geriatrics fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, and internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Kind has a PhD in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin and is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics.
Please contact the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.