Dr. Lauren Seifert
Lauren Smerglia Seifert, PhD, is a professor of psychology at Malone University. Her research on cognition in adulthood and aging spans more than 25 years, and her special interests include aesthetics and meaning making through art production and procedural memory, especially in Alzheimer type dementia. Dr. Seifert is a past president of Division 10 of the American Psychological Association, The Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Her books, Chasing Dragonflies: Life and Care in Aging and Roses Grow in a Butterfly Garden, are available through the publisher Clove Press, with a new release in 2012 titled Telmia...Short Stories for Active Adults (designed especially for caregivers, activity professionals, and elders with and without cognitive decline). With training in the arts, cognition and memory, and psychobiology, Dr. Smerglia Seifert has presented and published work across a broad range of topics, and her work includes conventional research, action research, and mixed methodologies.
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