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Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Alzheimer’s Disease


Marty Richards, MSW, LICSW

Affiliate Associate Professor

School of Social Work
University of Washington


Learning Objectives

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

  • State five family dynamics that affect family coping in dealing with dementia
  • List three major emotional concerns faced by families dealing with dementia
  • Name five strategies for assisting to build on family strengths in dealing with dementia

[From the Spring 2018 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Center]

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