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Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Lisa Byrd Instructor Bio:
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.

Lisa Byrd's Continuing Education Courses

Nursing Management of Dementia: Overview

Nursing Management of Dementia: Overview

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 life for these individuals, are more productive, and have greater job satisfaction. Caregivers… Read Morearrow_right

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Nursing Management of Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

Nursing Management of Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

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 slow, the disease. Alzheimer’s disease affects many older adults, and this… Read Morearrow_right

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Nursing Management of Dementia: Family Adjustments & Driving Issues

Nursing Management of Dementia: Family Adjustments & Driving Issues

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 a person’s ability to function independently,… Read Morearrow_right

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Nursing Management of Dementia: Eating & Sleep Problems

Nursing Management of Dementia: Eating & Sleep Problems

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. This course will review the complexity of the eating process, how dementia… Read Morearrow_right

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Nursing Management of Dementia: Aggression & Sexual Behaviors

Nursing Management of Dementia: Aggression & Sexual Behaviors

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 and activities become progressively more difficult as a dementia affects… Read Morearrow_right

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Nursing Management of Dementia: Caregiver Survival & End-of-Life Care

Nursing Management of Dementia: Caregiver Survival & End-of-Life Care

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 cause problematic behaviors, lead to dependence for care, and finally… Read Morearrow_right

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Communication Strategies for Older Adults With Dementia

Communication Strategies for Older Adults With Dementia

Video Runtime: 38 Minutes

Older age causes changes in communication in all individuals, and dementia causes cognitive changes that also affect communication. This course discusses changes to hearing, speech, and understanding… Read Morearrow_right

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Keeping the Older Adult With Dementia Socially Engaged

Keeping the Older Adult With Dementia Socially Engaged

Video Runtime: 37 Minutes

Older patients with dementia will benefit from plans of care that incorporate activities that consider their cognitive abilities. These individuals must also stay socially engaged in order to slow… Read Morearrow_right

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Understanding Gait Issues and Preventing Falls

Understanding Gait Issues and Preventing Falls

Video Runtime: 37 Minutes

Normal aging changes in older individuals predispose them to falls. Dementia causes more risk factors that lead to increased incidence of falling. This course will review how aging affects gait… Read Morearrow_right

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