Andrea Nelson is the Director of Memory Care Programs at the Memory and Alzheimer’s Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (JHBMC).
She has extensive background in both geriatric and psychiatric nursing, having worked in acute inpatient psychiatry, and in numerous long-term care settings including assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, adult day centers and continuing care retirement communities. She has done consulting work for several chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association and numerous assisted living communities in Maryland, D.C. and Florida.
She currently works with dementia patients and their families in the memory clinic, assisting them in managing daily care, discussing research options and considering future planning. She also develops training programs for professional caregivers, and designs innovative educational and social engagement programs for patients and families.
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters degree in Health Systems Management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.