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Dr. Vanessa Burshnic

Advanced Fellow in Geriatrics,
Durham VA Medical Center
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Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, NC

Dr. Vanessa Burshnic


Advanced Fellow in Geriatrics,
Durham VA Medical Center

Bio

Vanessa is a speech-language pathologist and researcher. Her expertise is in memory and communication interventions for persons with dementia and their caregivers. Vanessa’s overarching research goal is to contribute to practice-based evidence (i.e., modifying or improving evidence-based interventions to better fit the heterogeneity of care environments). Currently, her research examines supportive strategies for helping persons with dementia participate in nursing home care planning.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Assessment: Cognitive Assessment
  • Behavior
  • Cognition: Learning and Skill Acquisition
  • Cognition: Memory
  • Cognition: Problem Solving and Reasoning
  • Cognition: Use of Language and Semantic Processing
  • Cognition: Visual and Spatial Processing
  • Dementia
  • Research
  • Sensory Functions: Treatment
  • Speech
  • Speech: Treatment
  • Volunteerism: Working with Elders

Discipline

  • Speech Therapy