Dr. Glenna Brewster
For this week's conversation I am joined by Dr. Glenna Brewster. Dr. Brewster, who is originally from St. Vincent and the Grenadines and now resides in the United States, is an Assistant Professor on the tenure track at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University and a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Integrated Memory Care clinic. Her current program of research aims to examine the effects of sleep disturbance and behavioral sleep interventions on psychological, cognitive, and physiological outcomes in persons living with dementia and their caregivers. In addition to sharing her personal connections to her work, Dr. Brewster guides us through a deeper understanding of dementia, its effects and impacts, and the benefits to both caregivers and individuals living with dementia when knowledge becomes power and influences one's state of mind.
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 in the Integrated Memory Care Clinic. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelors 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 in the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology. Her program of research aims to examine the effect of sleep disturbance and behavioral sleep interventions on psychological, cognitive, and physiological outcomes in persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Dr. Brewster has been funded by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Institute of Nursing Research. She is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging, the Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Emory and the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Brewster currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and is a co-convener for the Nursing Care of Older Adults research interest group for the Gerontological Society of America. She currently has 14 publications which has been published in multidisciplinary journals including the Journal of Aging and Health, and Geriatric Nursing. Dr. Brewster has given more than 20 presentations about her work at local, regional, and international conferences including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Southern Nursing Research Society, SLEEP and Gerontological Society of America.
Connect with Dr. Brewster
Alzheimer’s Association: www.alz.org
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America: www.alzfdn.org
Clinical Trials: www.clinicaltrails.gov
Trial Match: https://trialmatch.alz.org/find-clinical-trials#createaccount