Determining Caregiver Needs and Well Being

Originally presented on November 16, 2017

Speakers:
Elizabeth Smith-Boivin, MSHSA
Executive Director/CEO, Alzheimer’s Association, NENY chapter

Due to the increasing number of persons with Alzheimer’s disease being cared for at home or in the community whose overall health depends upon the caregiver, the importance of assessing caregiver needs, strengths and limitations and designing a personalized plan to ensure caregiver well-being has become increasingly well recognized. This webcast will feature a discussion of how to assess and support the caregiver's needs, in order to ensure that they may optimally care for their loved one living with Alzheimer's disease.

Learning Outcome
As a result of this activity, the learner will be able to enhance their knowledge and competence on how to assess and support the caregiver's needs in order to ensure that they may optimally care for their loved one living with Alzheimer's disease.

Learning Objectives
After viewing the webcast, participants will be able to:

  • List a minimum of five statistics/characteristics specific to Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.
  • Describe a minimum of five components contained in a thorough Alzheimer’s Caregiver Assessment.
  • Identify a minimum of three elements contained in a “person-centered” plan designed to promote caregiver well-being.

Target Audience
Physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers health educators and other health professionals working in local health departments, hospitals and clinics and those in community-based settings, senior care facilities and any other population-based settings that interact with people who are caring for people living with Alzheimer's disease.


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