March "One for the Ages" Lunchtime Presentation


Join us as we celebrate our centennial anniversary! For 100 years, we have been providing research, education, and service to make a positive difference for the aging population and are celebrating all year long! Throughout the year, we will host virtual presentations covering various topics.

On Friday, March 18 at 12 p.m. ET, join us for a virtual lunchtime presentation on "Sleep & Dementia: Why Sleep Matters and How to Improve It” presented by 2014 Gerontology alumna Julia Larimer.


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Julia Larimer - B.A., Gerontology '14

headshot-Julia-Larimer.jpgJulia Larimer is a licensed nursing home administrator, certified activities director, and founder of Alz Well launched a Sleep Kit to help people with dementia and their loved ones Celebrate More Good Days by promoting a better night's sleep.

"Sleep & Dementia: Why Sleep Matters and How to Improve It"

Among people living with dementia, sleep is important in slowing cognitive decline, preventing injuries, promoting a better mood, reducing negative interpersonal interactions, and helping balance the sleep-wake cycle. Sleep issues affect nearly 7 out of every 10 people living with dementia. This presentation will explore the relationship between sleep and dementia and discuss ways that sleep issues can be identified by professional and family caregivers. It will also examine evidence-based interventions and nonpharmacological approaches to help people living with dementia sleep better through the night. Julia will also share some of her personal story behind becoming an entrepreneur and starting her own business, and how she developed the passion for sleep and dementia.