American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN)

Geriatric Activities

Publications and Position Statements
Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars
Special Interest Groups

Publications and Position Statements

  • Published several articles specific to geriatric nursing care in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, AANN's official peer-reviewed journal, including:

    • Exploring the Meaning of Symptom Awareness and Unawareness in Dementia
    • Long-term Care Neuroscience: A Viable Specialty Area for Nursing
    • 2 articles on caregiver burden in 2002
    • 5 articles on Parkinson's Disease in 2001-2002
    • 11 articles on stroke in 2001-2002

Presentations, Workshops, and Seminars

  • Presented sessions on topics related to competent care of the elderly:
    • Being with End-of-Life: the Personal, the Professional, and the Organizational (2001, Plenary Session)
    • End-of-Life Nursing Education (2001, Pre-conference Workshop)
    • Breaking Bad News at the End of Life (2001, Concurrent Session)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury in the Golden Years (2001, Concurrent Session)
    • End-of-Life Controversies at the Bedside (2001, Concurrent Session)
    • Neurobics Fact or Fiction: Fight Cerebral Flab, Exercise Your Brain (2002, Concurrent Session)
    • The Dilemma of Dementia (2002, Concurrent Session)
  • Offer a preconference workshop at the 2005 AANN meeting including:
    • Integrative review of body systems and physical assessments focused on neurological consequences
    • Age-specific diagnostic tests and interpretation
    • Pharmacological issues for the aging neuroscience patient
    • Behavioral management for the aging neuroscience patient
    • Caring for the patient with dementia.
  • Closed Head Injury in the Elderly (2005, Concurrent Session)
  • Neurologic Examination of the Older Adult (2005, Concurrent Session)

Special Interest Groups

  • Develop a geriatric special focus group with a list serve and on-site meetings at the annual AANN conference.

For more information about AANN Geriatric Activities please contact:
Mary Elizabeth Johnson, MN, RN, CNRN, ARNP, BC
Email: [email protected]
Amy Perrin Ross, RN, MSN, CNRN
Email: [email protected]