NRSP February 2024 Featured Publication – Dr. Zuelsdorff

Nursing Research and Sponsored Programs is pleased to highlight this month’s Featured Publication by Assistant Professor Dr. Megan Zuelsdorff, PhD!

Air pollution, flooding, extreme temperatures and other climate events result in both systematic ailments and disrupt health behaviors such as sleep across the world population. For people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their caregivers, these effects can be particularly devastating. Based on published gerontological and environmental research, Drs. Zuelsdorff and Limaye present a model by which climate change will impact these high-risk groups. The need to accelerate policy responses are discussed, along with a call for strong collaborations in casual and intervention research.

Zuelsdorff, M.* & Limaye, V. S. [2024]. A framework for assessing the effects of climate change on dementia risk and burden. The Gerontologist, 64[3]. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnad082

*UW-Madison School of Nursing

This post was authored by Emma Schaefer on 03/05/2024.