Webinar Date: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Course Format: 
Recorded webinar
Course Description: 

Many behaviors of older adults who have Alzheimer’s disease provide challenges for caregivers. Knowing what to expect and what to do to prevent or manage specific behaviors increases satisfaction of caregivers and care recipients. A framework for rethinking challenging behaviors will provide guidance for choosing effective interventions.

Course Disclaimer: 

The presenter has no conflict of interest. This activity has no commercial support or sponsorship.

The New York University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Author: Martha (Marty) Sparks, PhD, GCNS, BC, FNGNA,

Dr. Sparks has extensive experience working with older adults in multiple healthcare settings. Her doctorate is in adult health nursing, with a concentration in geriatrics and specialization in Alzheimer’s disease. Courses taught include gerontology, research, and advanced practice nursing. She received a grant to develop and implement an undergraduate course and a certificate program about Alzheimer's disease, authored several articles related to delirium and dementia, presents nationally on aging topics, and receive the Distinguished Service Award from the National Gerontological Nursing Association. She has personal as well as professional experience with Alzheimer’s disease.