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TOP 10 Geriatric Syndromes: Clinical Management Strategies

This book presents many of the expected changes caused by normal aging and the Top Ten Geriatric Syndromes elders experience. These syndromes are a cascade of problems in an elder's health and revolve around vision and hearing problems, elimination issues, dizziness, falls, and cognitive impairment including delirium as well as dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease). For these reasons, providing healthcare for older individuals with Geriatric Syndromes can be complicated due to elders' multiple conditions or diagnoses i.e. (hypertension and diabetes and arthritis) and multiple medication usage by many in this age group.

In addition to providing a guide to care that is concise and in an easy to utilize format of treatment strategies; the author discusses the differing presentations of illnesses in elders and encourages the utilization of strategies which are age-appropriate.

Topics include: Falls, Sleep , Pain, Eating problems, Confusion (dementia/depression) , Incontinence, Anxiety, Living abilities (Activities of Daily Living-ADLs), Skin Integrity Issues and Elimination Issues.


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Lisa Byrd
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14 Nov, 2011
PHC Publishing Group
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PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, Gerontologist

Lisa Byrd, PhD, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP, Gerontologist, has many years of experience working with the geriatric population by diagnosing, treating, and intervening when problem behaviors occur. Dr. Byrd currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in private practice in a rural family practice clinic, as well as at nursing homes and an in-patient hospital unit-Acute Care of Elders (ACE) - a NICHE accredited unit for Senior care. She performs intake interviews, routine rounds, sick visits, annual history and physicals, medication reviews, and manages the behavioral problems of this geriatric population.

Lisa is a published author in peer-reviewed nursing/scientific journals. She is also the author of the books TOP 10 Geriatric Syndromes: Clinical Management Strategies (PESI, 2011) and Alzheimer's Disease: Prevention Strategies & Ways to Slow Progression (PESI, 2014). She is active in a number of professional organizations, and is the President of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA). She teaches geriatric nursing in an advanced practice nursing program, speaks locally as well as nationally, and is considered an expert in the field of geriatrics. Dr. Byrd has the experience and the knowledge to share with you how to successfully manage geriatric behavioral problems in elderly patients.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Byrd is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity. She is an author for PESI HealthCare and receives royalty payments and is on the speakers bureau for Avanir Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. She is also a paid consultant for Central Mississippi Medical Center-ACE Unit.

Nonfinancial: Lisa Byrd has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

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