Marianne Smith , PhD, RN
Aging Related Research:
My research is focused on geropsychiatric syndromes, such as dementia, depression, anxiety and delirium, and identification and treatment of associated care challenges and medical comorbidites. My primary focus in treatment is on non-drug approaches and interventions and nursing care management, as well as educational interventions to promote understanding and skill development by daily care providers (both formal and informal). My aim is to find simple, pragmatic ways to increase comfort and function in distressed older people.
Keywords: Dementia, delirium, anxiety, depression, nursing care