presented by Lisa Byrd
Lisa Byrd is an employee of Florida Health Plans – BCBS. She is currently on Speaker’s Bureaus for Purdue Pharmaceuticals and Avanir Pharmaceuticals and is on the Advisory Board for Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals.
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Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC
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.Read full bio
1. Normal Aging Changes
As individuals age, there are normal changes affecting vision, hearing, gait, and the like. This chapter discusses normal aging changes that occur as we age and how these changes affect memory, behavior, and health.
2. Types of Dementia
There are various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, Parkinson’s dementia, Pick’s disease, and Lewy Body dementia. This chapter discusses the various dementias and their pathophysiology.
3. Environment and Routine Effects on Behaviors
The environment and routine day-to-day activities can cause a person with dementia to be calm, or they can trigger aggressive behaviors. This chapter discusses how the environment and routine affect a person with dementia and offers suggestions to maintain stability.
4. Challenging behaviors associated with Dementia
Agitation, aggression, and psychosis can occur in individuals with a diagnosis of dementia. This chapter discusses the problematic and challenging behaviors which can occur and reviews common triggers for these behaviors.
5. Techniques to Manage Challenging Behaviors in Individuals with Dementia
Strategies to manage problematic behaviors in individuals with dementia will be reviewed, including a review of environmental triggers and techniques to alter the surroundings to de-escalate agitation and aggression and to create a calmer and less stressed patient.