March 31st from 1pm to 2pm, please welcome Dr. Sharon Inouye a professor from Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine, & Director of Aging Brain Center, Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, who will be to speaking with us virtually about Delirium in Older Adults: Inter-Relationship with Dementia.
Dr. Inouye is an internationally recognized leader in geriatric medicine and aging research. She is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, holder of the Milton and Shirley F. Levy Family Chair, and Director of the Aging Brain Center at the Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife. Dr. Inouye is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and expert in public health, health policy, and clinical epidemiology. Dr. Inouye’s clinical and research work has focused on finding ways to improve the quality, safety, and outcomes of hospitalization for older adults. She developed a scientifically proven method for reducing delirium and functional decline in hospitalized older persons, the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), which has been implemented in hundreds of hospitals worldwide. She also created the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), translated into over 20 languages, and the most widely used method for identification of delirium worldwide. She has dedicated her career to serving vulnerable and underserved populations; her clinical practice includes care of geriatric and homeless populations.