Prof. Horton of Arizona State University Leads Neurodegenerative Living Learning Lab

Phil Horton, Arizona State University

Philip Horton, Interim Director of the Design School, Patricia Moore, industrial designer and gerontologist, and David Coon, associate dean and professor in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, received funding to create the Edson Family Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center Living Learning Lab.

The lab will bring together scientists and clinical researchers from across ASU to design, test and implement tools that improve care — from everyday object use and behavior management approaches to health care systems and homes of the future. The research outcomes will provide a platform to build real-world solutions for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their family caregivers.

More than $300,000 from the Charlene and J. Orin Edson Initiative for Dementia Care and Solutions was awarded to three Arizona State University research teams for innovative research projects. The funding comes from a portion of Charlene and J. Orin Edson’s $50 million gift to ASU for dementia research and education initiatives.

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