Middle and Later Stage Dementia: Supporting Caregivers and Coping with Challenging Behaviors

Susan McCurry, PhD

Research Professor

David La Fazia, PhD, MSW

Research Scientist
Psychosocial and Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington

Learning Objectives


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

  • Identify changes in mood, health and psychosocial function commonly experienced by caregivers of persons with dementia.
  • Recognize major triggers and consequences of problem behaviors in persons with dementia and be able to identify strategies for preventing or decreasing these behaviors.

[From the Winter 2015 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatric Education Centers]