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Rethinking Care for Older Adults: WHO Guidelines on Community Level Interventions
Sponsored by: Dorsey & Whitney LLP

You don’t have to be a neuroscientist or gerontologist to understand how to support healthy aging brains and bodies. Join Neuroscientist Dr. Kelly Tremblay as she makes this science simple. This session will introduce you to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Guidelines for Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) and how you, as a community stakeholder, can make a difference in six priority areas. Discover how ICOPE takes a community-based approach toward person-centered health and social care to optimize the functional ability of older people.

  • Identify six simple strategies for integrating the WHO’s ICOPE program into the community care model.
  • Outline evidence-based recommendations that can help prevent, slow, or reverse declines in the physical and mental capacities of older people.
  • Optimize the functional ability of older people through a community-based approach toward person-centered health and social care.

Dr. Kelly Tremblay, PhD, Audiologist, Neuroscientist, Author, Founder, Lend an Ear Consulting
Dr. Kelly Tremblay worked as a tenured professor of neuroscience and audiology for more than 20 years. She’s also a contributor to The World Health Organization “World Report on Ageing and Health” published in 2015 and “Guidelines for Integrated Care for Older People” and its toolkit. She judges research grants for the National Institutes of Health Communication Disorders Review Committee. Dr. Tremblay believes that advocacy and action are inseparable from one another. To that end, she offers coaching and consultancy to help the aging world stay productive and socially connected through technology and psychology.