Caring for the Caregiver
Geriatrics

 
 
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This week Natalie and Jessica talk with Mallory Asbe about the role of OT in supporting caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

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References

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Piersol, C. V., Canton, K., Connor, S. E., Giller, I., Lipman, S., & Sager, S. (2017). Effectiveness of interventions for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related major neurocognitive disorders: A systematic review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71, 7105180020. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2017.027581

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