Emory University School of Nursing
Dr. Hepburn is a Professor in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and the Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement Core Director of Emory’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. His research has focused on the development, testing, and dissemination of programs that improve the lives of persons with dementing disorders by enhancing the self-efficacy of their family caregivers. He and his colleagues have developed and demonstrated the efficacy of the Savvy Caregiver Program designed to provide dementia family caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and outlook needed to care effectively for persons living with dementia and to do so in a manner that retards or reduces the burden usually associated with dementia caregiving. An on-line version, Tele-Savvy, is now undergoing a national randomized trial and an on-line system to enable organizations to implement Savvy and train Savvy trainers is now in development. He and his colleagues have recently been awarded an NIA Roybal Center to promote development and testing of interventions to promote caregiving mastery in a variety of dementia caregiving situations.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM EST