Constança Paúl is professor of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar - University of Porto (ICBAS-UPorto). She holds a degree in Psychology and a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, and works in the area of Geropsychology and Health Psychology. Currently she is the Head of the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Director of the PhD Program in Gerontology and Geriatrics (University of Porto and University of Aveiro) and Director of the Office of Ageing Issues CA50+ of ICBAS, and the coordinator of the Group of CINTESIS. At international level she is the President of the division 7 of GeroPsychology of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), the Portuguese representative for ageing issues of OPP in the European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA), and coordinator of Caregivers subgroup of A3 Action Group on Frailty of the European Research Partnership active and Healthy Ageing EIP-AHA.
Music, Wind Chimes, Rain Machines , Sound Machines: It is recommended that you use CD’s vs Tapes because they last longer. We recommend that you do not use the radio or talk radio stations. It is too much stimulation and will have no benefit. Advocate that your loved one is taken to music programs if residing in nursing homes. If you feel reading to them will provide stimulation, then please try this. You may wish to use short stories that can be found in Reminisce Magazine . Please refer to the catalogues page for the phone number and information.