DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: January 15, 2024
The National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS) and the National Study of Caregiving (NSOC), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announce a call for abstracts for conference papers and posters. The goal of this conference is to bring together scholars working with NHATS and/or NSOC who are interested in family, unpaid, and paid care for older adults living with dementia. The conference will be held June 19-20, 2024 in Ann Arbor. We expect to accept approximately 8-10 papers and 8-10 posters and are making plans to invite presenters to submit papers to a special issue. Early career researchers are especially encouraged to apply.
Focus of Conference
We welcome abstracts from a variety of disciplines and perspectives. Papers may compare care for older adults with and without dementia or focus on care for recipients living with dementia. Topics may include, for instance, the effect of care on older adult’s or caregiver’s health and wellbeing, interactions between family and paid caregiving, inequities in access to dementia care, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on caregiving, or the economics of dementia care. Papers that highlight dual perspectives (e.g., using NHATS and NSOC), multiple caregivers (e.g., network focused), the longitudinal features of the data (e.g., using multiple rounds), or contextual linkages to NHATS and/or NSOC are of particular interest.