Senior Living: A Critical Contributor to Successful Aging

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Led by Dr. Dilip V. Jeste, one of the preeminent thought leaders in the area of successful aging, this EDLI session shares recent research findings on the physical, psychological, and health related impacts of aging. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the various components of successful aging and how senior housing communities can offer an ideal environment for helping residents lead meaningful, healthy lives as they age. The course will delve into wisdom and aging, plasticity of the aging brain, strategies for successful aging, and the work UC San Diego’s Center for Healthy Aging is currently doing in these areas.

This session is available exclusively for Executive Director Leadership Institute attendees at Argentum's 2016 Senior Living Executive Conference, May 9-12 in Denver, Colorado. Register here.

About Dr. Dilip V. Jeste

dilip jeste EDLIDilip V. Jeste, M.D. is a geriatric neuropsychiatrist, who specializes in successful aging, neurobiology of wisdom as well as schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in older adults. He is the Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has published over 600 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 12 books, including Successful Cognitive and Emotional Aging (2009), Prevention in Mental Health (2011), and Positive Psychiatry (2015). He is Past President of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the largest psychiatric organization in the world. He was listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and in the Institute for Scientific Information’s list of the “world's most cited authors”--comprising fewer than 0.5% of all publishing researchers of the previous two decades.His work has been featured in popular media including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic Monthly, Time, National Public Radio, PBS, Public Radio International, London Times, and the Colbert Report, among others.

Dr. Jeste obtained his medical education in Pune and Mumbai, India. In the USA, he completed psychiatry residency at Cornell University, and Neurology residency at George Washington University. He was a researcher at National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) before joining UCSD. Starting with just one fellow, he developed a geriatric psychiatry program at UCSD and San Diego VA; today it is one of the largest Geriatric Psychiatry Divisions anywhere, with major clinical, research, and training components. In addition to serving as Chief of the Geriatric Psychiatry Division at UCSD, he is the director of two institutes focused on of aging (Stein Institute for Research on Aging and Hartford Center for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry) and the newly launched UCSD Center for Healthy Aging (2014). The UCSD Center for Healthy Aging is a unique, multi-professional center breaking the traditional silos of academic disciplines by bringing together best scientists from varied professional backgrounds, departments, and disciplines such as engineering, technology, computer science, geriatrics, pharmacy, gerontology, social science, physical sciences, and arts and humanities, to work collaboratively on different aspects of aging.

Dr. Jeste has been widely recognized for his contributions to the scientific community. As the American Psychiatric Association’s President during 2012-13, Dr. Jeste spearheaded the process of finalization, approval, and publication of the DSM-5. He also expanded APA’s international membership, and focused on Positive Psychiatry. He has received many awards including those from the NIMH, VA, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Institute of Living, and the Asian Heritage Society. He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the Institute of Medicine. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Under Dr. Jeste’s leadership, the journal became the top publication in the field, in terms of the impact factor, and number of submissions and downloads.


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