Lesa Lorusso Presenting at 2021 Environments for Aging Expo & Conference
2021 Environments for Aging Expo & Conference
Chattanooga Convention Center
August 28-31, 2021
Multisensory Environments for Veterans with Dementia: Diffusion of an Environmental Intervention
Presented by Lesa Lorusso, PhD, MBA, MSArch, NCIDQ, Healthcare Director of Research and Innovation, Gresham Smith; Sheila Bosch, PhD, EDAC, Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Interior Design, University of Florida; Ronald Shorr, MD, MS, Director of Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center, North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System; and Nam-Kyu Park, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Interior Design, University of Florida
The global population is aging rapidly, signifying the importance of developing innovative care options for elderly patients, and this is especially true in the Veterans Health System. Innovation in person-centered built environments has proven to illicit positive emotions and behavioral responses in aging patients. This presentation will highlight a 20-week qualitative and quantitative research study to understand the effect of multisensory environments. Come learn more about the themes that emerged, how the innovation was diffused throughout the system, and how findings are being used to improve future designs and implementations strategies of multisensory environments.
More information on the conference can be found here.