Cyndi S McCullough

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The purpose of this synthesis of research findings regarding education of family and staff caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is to provide knowledge about what has been tried and what has been successful in terms of education for both family and staff caregivers. This article provides research findings concerning family and staff education,(More)
Many strategies have been used to solve the nurse shortage. The shortage of nurses has in many ways alerted us to the need to provide safe and efficient care using the latest technology. Nursing needs to adopt, refine, and use this technology so the impact of the nursing shortage is just another statistic and not a disruptive and costly threat to the public.
The purpose of this review is to present knowledge about the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Synthesized research findings about the pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions used with patients who have Alzheimer's disease are presented and are followed by a discussion regarding the actions nurses can initiate to enhance functioning and(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is predicted to strike 14 million Americans by 2050. To date, the only accurate way to diagnose this devastating disease is at autopsy, so the importance of ruling out other diseases and instituting a plan of care for early symptoms is vital. The purpose of this review is to synthesize the knowledge about the assessment and(More)
Same-handed patient room design has been noted to improve patient and nurse outcomes. This facility design article expands the knowledge of nurse leaders and their competencies in health facility design, enabling them to take leadership roles in design efforts. This article explores assumptions and anecdotal and empirical evidence about the same-handed room(More)
While Alzheimer s disease (AD) is devastating for those who acquire it, AD can be equally devastating for the caregiver, whether that person is a professional or a family member. This article contains synthesized knowledge about the effects of AD on caregivers and the attempts that have been made to create special care units, residential living facilities,(More)
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