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Advances in Providing Caregiver Support for Alzheimer’s Disease
November 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Approximately 15.9 million unpaid caregivers (e.g. family members) account for roughly 80% of care providers for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The burden resulting from engaging in this emotionally stressful activity is reflected in higher rates of depressive symptoms and medical complications for caregivers, while also increasing the likelihood of behavioral disturbances in care recipients. You are encouraged to attend a presentation at our Los Angeles campus, hosted by Clinical Psy.D Department Chair David Sitzer, to learn more about the prevalence and types of burden experienced by caregivers, risk factors associated with caregiver distress, and current innovations for reducing caregiver burden.
About our speaker: Dr. Sitzer, Ph.D. and Department Chair of our LA Campus’ Psy.D in Clinical Psychology program, is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of people who have suffered illnes or injury that has affected their memory, thinking, attention, personality, or daily activities. Dr. Sitzer’s sub-specialties include the evaluation and management of Alzheimer’s and related dementias and assisting those affected by the disease.