Thursday, 08/26/2021, 12:00 pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Location: online

Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (MADRC) logo Join us for the August community lecture hosted by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The event will last for approximately one hour.

“Sleep Profiles, Roles and Needs of Care Partners of Persons Living with Cognitive Decline: How Do They Fit Together?”

Registration Required.

Dr. Glenna Brewster is an Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and a Family Nurse Practitioner providing care for persons living with dementia. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Arts in Gerontology, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. Her program of research aims to understand sleep disturbance experienced by persons living with cognitive impairment and their caregivers, develop behavioral interventions to address the identified sleep disturbance, and examine the impact of these sleep interventions on psychological, cognitive, and physiological outcomes. Dr. Brewster also aims to develop international relationships with religious and educational organizations to educate them about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.