Dr. Michal Laron
Research Scholar, Aging Team (Family Group)
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Research scholar, Aging Team, Family Group, the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute (MJB), Israel’s leading center for applied social research.
Michal Laron has worked at MJB since 2012. Her primary research areas are: coping with dementia, loneliness among older adults, integrated care, and affordable housing
Michal holds a BA in sociology and communications an MA in anthropology and sociology, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a PhD in sociology from Tel Aviv University.
She can be contacted at email@example.com or by telephone at 972-2-655-7432.
Review of Programs for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia
The goal of the review was to present innovative, up-to-date programmatic directions and programs that are less well known in Israel and could improve the caregivers' quality of life.
A Time for Leisure — Social Activity for Housebound Members of Supportive Communities: An Evaluation Study
The goals of the study were to examine the program's implementation and contribution to participants with the focus on the sense of loneliness social involvement and psychological wellbeing.
Support Groups for Family Caregivers of Elders with Disabilities: Evaluation Study
In light of increasing awareness of the importance of the role of family members in caring for the elderly, the impact of this on them (such as overload and harming their quality of life) and the need to develop appropriate programs for them, the National Insurance Institute launched an experimental program. In the program, 77 short-term support groups were held throughout Israel which gave the participants support and information.
Addressing Alzheimer’s and Other Types of Dementia:Israeli National Strategy Summary Document of the Interdisciplinary, Inter-Organizational Group of Experts
As populations age, the prevalence of chronic diseases and related disabilities rises significantly. Dementia is one of the major illnesses associated with aging. The national strategic plan for dealing with the challenges posed by the disease, as presented in this document.
Laron, M., & Mannheim, I. (2018). Reducing and coping with loneliness: A formative evaluation study of 23 interventions. Innovation in Aging, 2(Suppl. 1), 736.
Laron, M., Mannheim, I., Brodsky, J., Sternberg, S., Zalomonson, S., Plaeucu, D., & Shefet, D. (2018). Barriers and enablers to timely diagnosis of dementia from the patient’s perspective. Innovation in Aging, 2(suppl_1), 532.
Laron, M., Mannheim, I., Brodsky, J., Sternberg, S., Zalomonson, S., Kertesz, D. P., & Shefet, D. (2018). Barriers and enablers to timely diagnosis of dementia: Patient’s and families points of view. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 14(7), P1642.
Lemberger, J., Rasooly, I., Sternberg, S., Brodsky, J., & Laron, M. (2017). From research to policy to implementation: The case of the israeli national strategic plan to address alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 13(7), P1468.