Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Lianne Hirano, MD

Acting Instructor
Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


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

  • Describe the potential burdens of caregiving (emotional, psychological medical, social, and financial impact on caregivers).
  • Identify tools to assess and address caregiver knowledge and coping strategies.
  • Discuss effective strategies to communicate with caregivers and patients facing important care decisions.

[From the Spring 2013 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatric Education Centers]