Learning to Become a Family Caregiver

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  • Individual
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  • Adult (ages 25-64) icon
  • Seniors (ages 65+) icon
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  • Personal health practices and coping skills

Overview

The program focused on the acquisition of skills to help caregivers adapt to their new role. It consisted of seven sessions or modules which covered the following topics: caregiver perceptions of the care situation; coping strategies for dealing with difficulties and averting psychological distress; how to communicate and enjoy time spent with the relative suffering from dementia; how to use one’s strengths and experiences to take care of the relative; how to get family and friends to help; knowledge of services and how to ask for them; and planning ahead for the future.

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