WUSF Airing Discussion on USF Nursing Study to Improve Sleep and Reduce Heart Disease Risk In Caregivers
University of South Florida College of Nursing Professor and Endowed Chair Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN discusses with WUSF-TV her current study focused on individuals who care for people suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The study tests the relationship between caregiver sleep and heart disease to help understand what negatively affects caregiver health.
Dr. Rowe’s special interview about the $1.9 million study, funded by National Institute on Aging (NIA), will air on WUSF-TV, WUSF-Radio (89.7 FM), and WSMR-Radio (89.1 and 103.9 FM) at different times, Aug. 6, 2013 through Aug. 18, 2013.Meredeth Rowe, professor of nursing at the University of South Florida, explains how the integrated nighttime monitoring system she helped develop tracks the bed occupancy and movement patterns around the house of a loved one with dementia. Photo taken at USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute Center for Memory C.A.R.E.
WUSF-TV air-times include:
- Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 11:55 a.m. to Noon and 8:55 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, Aug. 13 – 11:55 a.m. to Noon and 8:55 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
- On other days, the segment will air about three times per day at various times
WUSF-Radio (89.7 FM) air-times include:
- Tuesday, Aug. 6 – Immediately after 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and again after 5:40 p.m.
WSMR-Radio (89.1 and 103.9 FM) air-times include:
- Friday, Aug. 9 – After 7:40 p.m. following a segment called Florida Matters.
The University Beat reports on Dr. Rowe and her groundbreaking research, prepared by WUSF-TV reporter and producer, Mark Schreiner, on WUSF’s website at www.wusf.org/university_beat and www.wusfnews.org. For related stories on Dr. Meredeth Rowe visit USF College of Nursing News here. Dr. Rowe is currently enrolling participants for this study. For more information, contact USF College of Nursing Research Project Manager Brandi Mallek, at (813) 974-1827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.