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  • Provide valuable understanding of the stages of dementia.
  • Help you understand the differences between Alzheimer's disease, Vascular dementia, Lewy Body dementia, Fronto-Temporal dementia as well as all other less common types.
  • Teach you how to manage agitation, sundowning, nutrition and hydration problems, poor hygiene (self-care) and many other challenging behaviors.
  • Explain the benefit/risks of medications
  • Help with end of life decision making and much, much more.
  • Create a customized, step-by-step plan to ensure that your loved one is receiving ALL necessary services and resources for each advancing stage of their dementia and to help YOU anticipate what changes they may experience next.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Laura Banner and I’m a neurology nurse practitioner. I have a passion for caring for dementia patients and their families. Early on it became evident to me that as a society we have a rapidly increasing number of people with dementia and a limited amount of resources to care for them. Too often my patients and their loved ones are asking for resources that are just not available. I have created this website to be that resource.

About Laura Banner

Early in my career

I began my career in healthcare back in the 1990’s when I became a registered nurse. I spent over 15 years a high-risk labor and delivery nurse working at both private and community hospitals. After years of sharing in the joy and sometimes extreme sorry with families I decided to return to school to get my masters degree in nursing. I wasn’t sure what my future career plans were but I just knew that I needed to expand my knowledge base. I obtained my undergraduate degree at California State University, Long Beach and my masters of science/family nurse practitioner degree at University of North Georgia (formerly Georgia College and State University)

Developing a passion

Since becoming a certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-c) I have been working in neurology with a passion for treating dementia. I started working in the acute care setting, seeing patients in the hospital. After several years of hospital practice I transitioned into the outpatient clinic setting. For the last several years I’ve been evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with a wide variety of neurologic conditions. Early on I developed a passion for dementia patients. I love providing care and comfort to the patient, their caregiver and family members. Although we don’t yet have a cure, I take pride in making the journey a little less stressful by providing support and education to everyone impacted by the disease.


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