Caring for the Caregiver

Lianne Hirano, MD

Acting Assistant Professor
Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe the financial, social, medical and emotional challenges caregivers are facing
  • Discuss tools for improving communication with caregivers (with a focus on how palliative care tools might play a role) and easing stress, grief, and burden
  • Discuss caregiver grief and bereavement

[From the Spring 2017 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the NW Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]