Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Gerontologist, is an expert in caring for older adults and a seasoned Certified Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. She treats numerous patients in nursing homes, an outpatient clinic, and hospital inpatient settings.
Studies show that nurses and other caregivers who are specifically trained in caring for older adults with dementia are able to improve the quality of… read more
Nurses caring for older adults should develop an understanding of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the current research findings which may help prevent, or at least… read more
Dementia of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults causes many changes—physically, psychologically, and emotionally. These changes cause personality to be altered and memory issues that affect… read more
Nurses working with older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia must manage the eating and sleep problems encountered in these older adults.… read more
Disruptive behaviors are common among individuals who are suffering from dementia and can be distressing to anyone who must deal with these problems. Everyday tasks… read more
Dementia is a physical disease which presents itself by changing the patient’s cognitive abilities and alters behavior. The disease is a progressive disorder that can… read more