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Resilient Caregiving for Dementia Patients


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.
  • Discuss the major triggers and consequences of problem behaviors in persons with dementia, as well as strategies for preventing or decreasing these behaviors.
  • Identify the primary evidence-based intervention strategies that have been used to increase skill and enhance resilience in dementia caregivers.

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

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