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Episode 10 | Caregiver Burden: Prevalence, Assessment, and Treatment – with Dr. Geoff Tremont

Episode Description:  A tremendous amount of stress and anxiety is experienced by caregivers of older adults with dementia. Caregivers often endure both psychological and medical illnesses and there are significant barriers (e.g., caregiver responsibilities) preventing them from attending traditional psychotherapy. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Geoff Tremont, a board-certified neuropsychologist and the developer of a telephone-based intervention that has been shown to enhance the well-being of caregivers.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the health risks for caregivers of older adults with dementia.
  2. List several protective factors for caregivers of people with dementia.
  3. Discuss multicomponent interventions for dementia caregivers with respect to theory, structure, and efficacy.
  4. Compare advantages of telephone versus multicomponent intervention models for dementia caregivers.