Bonnie L. Davis-Kenaley, associate professor in the Boise State School of Social Work, recently presented at the 2014 International Symposium on the Psychology of Aging in Beijing, China. Sponsored by the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science and the Gerontological Society of America, the symposium theme focused on Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience and Psychopathology in Later Life.
As one of five faculty invited from the United States to lecture at the symposium, Kenaley presented on her research conducted with Zvi Gellis, professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice. The presentation was related to “Integrated Telehealth Care for Chronic Illness and Depression in Geriatric Home care Patients: The I-TEAM Study.” The symposium not only provided a venue where international experts exchanged and shared their latest psychology of aging research findings, but also created an opportunity for exploring future collaborations.
During Kenaley’s visit to China, she had the opportunity to become acquainted with the Chinese medical model as well as the services available to China’s citizens. Additionally, she had several occasions to speak with Beijing elders concerning their lifestyles and strategies on staying healthy.