Alzheimer’s Disease and Spouse Caregiver Support: How to Keep the Glass Half Full

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Spouse Caregiver Support: How to Keep the Glass Half Full

In this webinar, we will identify the issues and challenges that confront the spouse/partner caregiver of a person living with dementia at each stage of the illness. Common themes will be highlighted and the importance for family caregivers to appreciate and respect individual differences—as they chart the course of their caregiving journey—will be demonstrated.

Objectives:

  • Learn the basics about Alzheimer’s disease
  • Understand the issues particularly relevant to the spouse caregiver
  • Find out how to support the spouse caregiver throughout the progression of the illness
  • Identify relevant resources for the spouse caregiver

Speaker: Cynthia Epstein, LCSW

Cynthia Epstein, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience counseling and conducting research testing psychosocial interventions to support family caregivers of people with dementia. She is the co-author of two books, The Alzheimer's Health Care Handbook and Counseling the Alzheimer's Caregiver, and she is currently the clinical supervisor at the NYU Langone Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program.

Date: 
Monday, September 17, 2018