Northeastern professor, alum to present at gerontology conference

Monday, October 27, 2014

Northeastern Illinois University Psychology professor Masami Takahashi and recent graduate Cathy Samatas (M.A. Gerontology ’13) will present their research at the Gerontological Society of America annual conference on Nov. 5-9 in Washington, D.C.

Their presentation is titled “Grief vs. Depression: A Defining Line in Older Adults With Age Related Macular Degeneration.”

The results of Takahashi and Samatas’ study suggest there is a measurable difference between grief and depression, which supports researchers who have been investigating the differences between the symptomology, course and prognosis of each condition.

Masami Takahashi