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Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

Elizabeth Galik Instructor Bio:
Elizabeth Galik is a Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She received a BSN from the University of Pennsylvania, an MSN from Villanova University, a post-master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD from the University of Maryland. Her research interest is in developing and testing interventions to improve functional performance, physical activity, and quality of life among older adults with dementia. Dr. Galik practices clinically as a nurse practitioner in community and long-term care settings and focuses on the medical and neuropsychiatric care of individuals with dementia. In addition to her research, she also teaches in the adult and geriatric nurse practitioner program. Dr. Galik was awarded a John A. Hartford Foundation pre-doctoral fellowship, and has received extramural research funding from the Alzheimer's Association, Foundation of the American Medical Directors’ Association, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a Board Member of the Maryland Gerontological Association, and the President Elect for the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association. Her memberships include Sigma Theta Tau International, Phi Kappa Phi, Southern Nursing Research Society, Gerontological Association of America, and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Elizabeth Galik's Continuing Education Courses

Minimizing the Use of Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care

Minimizing the Use of Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care

Antipsychotic medications have been widely used to manage behavioral symptoms among older adults with dementia. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid have launched a policy initiative to decrease the inappropriate use of antipsychotics… Read Morearrow_right

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Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Among Older Adults

Assessment and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders Among Older Adults

Anxiety disorders are common among older adults, and symptom presentation differs from that of a younger population. The most common anxiety disorders among older adults include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, anxiety due… Read Morearrow_right

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Assessment and Management of Older Adults with Depression

Assessment and Management of Older Adults with Depression

Depression is one of the most common psychiatric disorders to affect older adults, and symptom presentation may be different among older adults compared to a younger population. Untreated or partially treated depression has a negative impact… Read Morearrow_right

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Antipsychotic Medications and Drug-Induced Movement Disorders

Antipsychotic Medications and Drug-Induced Movement Disorders

Antipsychotic medications are used among older adults to treat chronic psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and are also used off-label to treat symptoms of hyperactive delirium and behavioral symptoms in the… Read Morearrow_right

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