Andrea Iaboni

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Andrea Iaboni

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Scientist and Geriatric Psychiatrist, KITE-Toronto Rehab, University Health Network and the University of Toronto


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Dr. Andrea Iaboni is a geriatric psychiatrist and clinician scientist at KITE-Toronto Rehab, University Health Network, and an Assistan Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.  She is the lead of the Dementia Isolation Toolkit working group, whose aim is to develop tools to support the compassionate, safe and effective use of infection control measures and the use of person centred care during the pandemic, and to support ethical decision-making and moral resilience of staff working in LTC.

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  • Artificial intelligence and technology in LTC for falls prevention and behavioural support
  • Person-centred infection control and prevention measures
Research projects on COVID and Long-Term Care
  • DITi: Implementation of the Dementia Isolation Toolkit in LTC
  • DIT-Tech:  Use of a remote-controlled tablet in LTC to support engagement and connection
LTCCovid contributions

Iaboni A, Cockburn A, Marcil M, Rodrigues K, Marshall C, Garcia MA, Quirt H, Reynolds KB, Keren R, Flint AJ. Achieving safe, effective, and compassionate quarantine or isolation of older adults with dementia in nursing homes. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2020 Aug 1;28(8):835-8.

Iaboni A, Quirt H, Stewart S, Grigorovich A, Barned C, Rodrigues K, Kontos P, Chu C, Astell A, Engell K, Maxwell C. 208-Person-centred infection prevention and control during a pandemic: The Dementia Isolation Toolkit. International Psychogeriatrics. 2021 Oct;33(S1):11 (published abstract)

Iaboni A, Grigorovich A, Barned C, Rodrigues K, Pia K, Chu CH, Astell AJ, Flint A, Bingham K, Maxwell CJ, Kirkham J. Development and dissemination of an ethical guidance and person‐centred isolation care planning tool to support the care of people with dementia during the COVID‐19 pandemic. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. 2021 Dec;17:e054003. (published abstract