Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Elder Orphans in the Community: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Data from the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) Study

Posted: 2/16/2020 (CSDE Seminar Series)

CSDE Affiliate Janelle S. Taylor from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto presents her findings from a study of “elder orphans,” older adults who have no living spouse or children, and their experiences as they develop dementia. Taylor explores answers to questions such as: what life trajectories lead people to be in this situation, what caregiving resources do they access, and what turning points trigger changes in caregiving arrangements? The study employs an innovative mixed-methods analysis of existing medical research data and health records data collected by the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) Study, a long running study of incident dementia based at Kaiser Permanente of Washington Health Research Institute.

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Date: 02/21/2020

Time: 12:30 - 1:30PM

Location: 121 Raitt Hall