CONA Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging

The recipient of the 2007 Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging is Martha Storandt, PhD.

The recipient of the 2007 Award for the Advancement of Psychology and Aging is Martha Storandt, PhD.

The award was given in recognition of Dr. Storandt’s tireless and selfless work for more than four decades to help establish and advance the scientific study of the psychology of aging, translate that knowledge into practical results, and educate other psychologists and the public on aging issues.

Her significant research accomplishments include early demonstration that dementia is a disease condition outside of normal aging as well as her ongoing efforts to differentiate across types of dementia.

She has translated her research results to professional practice by developing neuropsychological assessments that are both easily administered and accurate. Dr. Storandt has contributed to gerontology education and the training of clinical gero-psychologists, particularly through her service on the steering committee for the 1981 Conference on Training Psychologists for Work with the Aged and by her dedicated and caring mentoring.

She helped establish the APA journal, Psychology and Aging, and published Neuropsychological assessment of dementia and depression in older adults: A clinician's guide in support of continuing education in aging for practicing psychologists