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Psychoeducation with Caregivers of Older Adults

Patricia Gleason-Wynn

in Clinical Applications of Evidence-Based Family Interventions

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195149524
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865154 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149524.003.0011
 Psychoeducation with Caregivers of Older Adults

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This chapter describes the use of psychoeducation with caregivers of older adults with dementia conditions such as Alzheimer's. An overview of the psychoeducational model is provided, including its empirical support. Elements of the intervention involve joining; education on the psychoeducational approach, dementia, and management of behavioral symptoms; information on caregiver stress and cognitive-behavioral skill-building to increase coping; and information on community resources. These elements are discussed and applied to a case study.

Keywords: dementia; Alzheimer's; family; psychoeducation; cognitive-behavioral

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