Online Education | Geriatric Healthcare 2016 | ADRD Series | Caring for the Caregiver

A healthcare professional provides support and resources for an Alzheimer's caregiver.

Course description

This course is 1.5 contact hours and includes a lecture video, self-assessment post-test, and evaluation. To earn contact hours, watch the lecture, complete the post-test, and submit the online evaluation. You may take the post-test as many times as needed to achieve the required score of 80%.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, pharmacists, long term care workers, residential care coordinators, caregivers and other interested professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the financial, emotional/psychosocial, physical health, and mental health challenges that are associated with caregiving.
  2. List tools that can help identify and address caregiver distress.
  3. Discuss “normal” versus complicated grief and various bereavement patterns seen in caregivers.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.50 Contact hours

Lianne Hirano, MD
Acting Instructor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, UW School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle    

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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Required Hardware/software

FlashPlayer and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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