Michelle Kimzey is an Assistant Professor of nursing, and is an expert in gerontology, dementia and palliative care.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Older Adults with Dimentia
Dementia Care Education
Baylor University: B.S.
University of Texas - Tyler: Ph.D., Nursing 2014
Texas Woman's University: M.Sn., Nursing Education 2010
- National League for Nursing
- National Gerontological Nursing Association
- Gerontological Society of America
2019 The numbers of people living with dementia are overwhelming. Dementia education is important to prepare nursing students to care for this population. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a virtual dementia experience on nursing students' attitudes and empathy for people with dementia, dementia knowledge, and self-confidence for dementia care.
Dementia prevalence is increasing exponentially and has a profound effect on individuals diagnosed as well as their family caregivers. Dementia care should be patient focused, not task or medically oriented. Patient-centered dementia care requires more staff time, is complex, and, as a result, financially threatens the healthcare system.
To explore nurse's knowledge and attitudes toward the care of people with dementia. A systematic review informed by the PRISMA‐P (preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta‐analyses protocols) guidelines in four databases (CINAHL, PsyINFO, Pubmed, Cohrane, EMBASE) using keywords “attitudes,” “behaviors,” “dementia,” “knowledge,” and “nurses.”
2016 As the population ages, the effects of Alzheimer's disease will be felt by all nurses. Providing proper care for people with Alzheimer's disease is difficult and requires specific skills, attitudes, and knowledge. Limited data exists regarding nursing students' attitudes and knowledge toward people with Alzheimer's disease, whether undergraduate education prepares students to care for this population, or the best methods to support students in learning in an innovative and interactive environment.