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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Allison Gibson

Scholar, 2024

Dr. Allison Gibson is an Associate Professor at Saint Louis University (SLU), School of Social Work. She is academically trained as a gerontological clinical social worker which has prepared her to conduct intervention research with persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia (ADRD). Dr. Gibson is faculty with the SLU Aging and Memory Clinic and the Gateway Geriatric Education Center. She supervises students facilitating group interventions for persons living with ADRD and facilitating telehealth interventions for ADRD family caregivers. Dr. Gibson currently serves as a board member for the Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials Consortium (ACTC) Participant Advisory Board, and she is the Program Chair for the International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Partnering with Participants Priority Interest Area. Dr. Gibson’s current projects include an interdisciplinary intervention, Music Therapy and Social Work Telehealth for Older Adult Well-Being (Melo-SWell), to improve older adults’ well-being. She is also pilot testing a clinical intervention for persons living alone (without a caregiver) with ADRD (Services to Age in Your Home; STAY Home). She is passionate about promoting clinically meaningful outcomes for persons with ADRD as well as involving persons living with ADRD in research design.

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