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NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

NeuroMatters: The Brink of Alzheimer’s

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February 18th 2014:A Vision for the Future: Training Nurses

No one has a greater impact on the well-being of residents than the nursing staff. From overseeing medical conditions and solutions to maintaining comfort in an encouraging environment, nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system. This program will discuss how nurses function effectively in various settings and the unique expectations and demands of nursing in an aging population. Discussion will include how the training of nurses is being improved so that staff are better equipped and available to meet this growing challenge. Dr. Pearl Merritt, Regional Dean and Professor of Nursing

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Dr. Pearl Merritt

Dr. Pearl Merritt has been a pioneer in many aspects of dementia care. She helped develop and implement a nationally recognized model for community living for persons with dementia. She is now Regional Dean and Professor at TTUHSC School of Nursing. She has been recognized state-wide and nationally for her innovative applications. She is currently nominated for the very prestigious American Academy of Nursing John Hartford Award for her contributions in training, clinical services, and public policy. She has been the VP of Operations for the Sears Methodist Retirement System and the President of Buckner Retirement Services, where she brought the first Green House model into Texas as a l
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