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Laura Struble

Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing

Laura Struble

Dr. Laura Struble is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing. She was coordinator of the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program and is now the Gerontology curriculum expert for the Acute Care Advanced Practice Nursing Program. Dr. Struble is also a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner with specific expertise in the area of neurology and disruptive behaviors in dementia. She is part of the GeroPsychiatry Team at the University of Michigan and sees patients in the outpatient Turner Clinic geriatric clinic and in assisted living facilities. The main focus of her clinical practice is to diagnose and treat disruptive behaviors in people with dementia or other neurodegenerative diseases in the older adult population. As a gerontological nurse practitioner with a background in neurology, she has a unique perspective and helps caregivers and clinicians understand why difficult behaviors occur based on the patient’s brain disease and physical condition. Dr. Struble has over 25 years experience as an educator. Her research interests include complementary and alternative medicine approaches to disruptive behaviors, delirium, and environmental design features on special care dementia units. Dr. Struble completed a pilot study on the use of acupuncture as a possible treatment for agitation behaviors in people with middle/late stage dementia. Dr. Struble has published 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented at many local and national conferences. She also presented at an international Gerontology nursing conference in Japan in 2010. Dr. Struble has devoted her career to the care of older adults with dementia. Her expertise is specific to finding interventions for difficult behaviors in dementia.

Education

Year Degree   School
1996 GNP Gerontological Nurse Practitioner University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1995 PhD University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1983 MS University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1983 Certificate Specialist in Aging University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1979 BSN Nursing Northern Michigan University
No courses found for Laura Struble in the Fall 2021 term.

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