Kaitlyn P Roland
University of Victoria
Kaitlyn P Roland completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia in 2012 (Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Parkinson Society Canada funded). Her PhD work helped understand Parkinson-related changes to daily muscle activity (electromyography), and consequences for physical function and frailty, especially in females. She is currently completing postdoctoral studies at the University of Victoria’s Centre on Aging (Canadian Institutes for Health Research and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research funded). Her most recent work has focused on categorizing the physical, cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms that influence care needs and well-being in dementia caregivers across disease groups (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease, Dementia with Lewy Bodies and especially Parkinson’s disease related Dementia). Overall, her research program aims to support independent living, and reduce distress and healthcare utilization, which may have significant public health implications.