Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Lianne Hirano, MD
Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington
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]