Cindy Barton, RN, MSN, GNP
Cynthia Barton received her basic nursing education at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, New Hampshire. She then went on to get her bachelor of science degree in nursing at UCSF and her master of science degree in nursing from Duke University. She is certified as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Ms. Barton is employed as a Nurse Practitioner at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center and holds an Associate Clinical Professor position in the UCSF School of Nursing. She is involved in evaluating patients at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center's Memory Disorders Clinic and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center Clinic. She co-founded a nurse run clinic to assess and manage behavioral symptoms associated with dementia, funded by a grant from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She recently completed a project with colleagues to improve the care of hospitalized patients with dementia funded by the Picker Foundation and the UCSF Medical Center. She currently serves on the Medical Resources Workgroup for the SF City and County Task for Excellence in Dementia Care and co-authored the Geriatric Review Syllabus chapter on dementia. She speaks in the community on the topics of cognition in the elderly, cognitive assessment and non-pharmacological management of behavior problems in dementia.