Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series, sponsored by the Administration for Community Living
Includes complimentary CEs
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Effective Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregiving requires a skill set and understanding that is not entirely intuitive for anyone who undertakes it. For men, these challenges are heightened due to the fact that they are not socialized to be caregivers. This does not mean that males aren’t eager to assume the role of caregiver, be it for partners or parents with a dementia diagnosis. However, because of the dynamic nature of dementia disease, caregiving cannot be approached as a problem to be solved. This webinar will discuss burdens specific to male caregivers, including caregiving skill acquisition, the need for asking for and receiving help, and self-care. A male caregiver will join Dr. Perdue to provide a first-person perspective.
Participants in this webinar will be able to:
- Identify three challenges facing male Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregivers.
- Identify three strategies for helping male Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregivers talk about their caregiving experience.
- Identify three strategies for male caregiver self-care.
|Molly Perdue, MA, MS, PhD, is Co-founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod (AFSC). A former Division I basketball coach, Molly’s care for her mother at home for eight years was the catalyst for her research into Alzheimer’s disease and dementia caregiving, and ultimately for the creation of the AFSC. She has worked with hundreds of families and individuals navigating dementia diseases. Along with her clinical work, Molly also serves as an educator and consultant in the areas of cognitive health, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia behavior management, and family caregiving.|