Hospice of the Valley Dementia Program Director
Dr. Maribeth Gallagher, DNP, FAAN is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She serves as the Director of the Dementia Program at Hospice of the Valley and as an expert clinician for a pre-hospice program called Palliative Care for Dementia. Dr. Gallagher is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was selected to serve on the Expert Panel on Advanced Dementia in Washington, DC. to advise our federal agencies on policy improvements. Her work with the dementia program was awarded first place by the International Journal of Palliative Nursing in London. Dr. Gallagher’s commitment to optimizing dementia care was initially inspired by her own experiences as a family caregiver, sharing the journey with her loved one with dementia from diagnosis to death.