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Unique Challenges of Caring for Individuals with Memory Loss and their Caregiving During COVID-19
Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Category: Webinar

Tuesday August 4, 2020 @ 8:00 PM CT - Unique Challenges of Caring for Individuals with Memory Loss and their Caregiving During COVID-19

More than 5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2020. The recent COVID-19 pandemic can be stressful and frightening for some people, especially seniors struggling with Alzheimer’s and related disorders. There is a lack of awareness among healthcare professionals about the potential risks of being a caregiver to a person with Alzheimer's. Learn about specific tools that will assist a provider to improve identification of caregiver stress in patients and provide education on stress relief. The session will also provide reliable information on how to enhance care for Alzheimer’s patients and families and how COVID-19 impacts dementia caregivers. Specific information on care and support resources for healthcare providers will also be shared.

Speakers:
Victoria L. Braund, MD, FACP, CMD
Director, Division of Geriatrics
NorthShore University Health System
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Katherine Lott, DO
Geriatric and Family Medicine Faculty Physician
Comprehensive Care Center
NorthShore University Health System
Clinician Educator, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Melissa Tucker, LPC
Director, Family Services
Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter

Register for 8/4