Dr. Trini Stickle Accepted into CASHA Program
- Friday, August 23rd, 2019
WKU English Department faculty member Dr. Trini Stickle was recently accepted to the WKU Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging (CASHA). The CASHA program conducts broad and detailed research on the process of aging. This includes studies into subjects such as health issues, social issues, and lifestyle issues that occur as we get older, such as dementia or loneliness. The program focuses on how these issues affect the health and wellbeing of those participating in the study, and the findings of their research will go toward improving these issues to better the aging experience.
Dr. Stickle applied for a CASHA membership because the group’s research is related to her linguistic research. As an applied linguist, Dr. Stickle studies the interactional competency of those living with dementia and autism. Currently, Dr. Stickle is working on two projects. One project is a collection of social interactional research on the dementia experience for clinicians, caregivers, family members, and other researchers called Learning from the Talk of Persons with Dementia: A Practical Guide to Interaction and Interactional Research. Dr. Stickle is also the editor of the aging section of The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Critical Perspectives on Mental Health.
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