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Being a caregiver for an adult with dementia can be a demanding job. In 2021, an estimated 11 million family members provided 16 billion hours worth of care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia. Beyond the financial burden, the strain of caregiving also increases risk for emotional stress and can take a toll on physical and mental health. The goal of this project was to help reduce caregiver stress by increasing awareness of support resources. A template in the EMR was created to compile a list of these resources along with general caregiving tips. This template was made available to family medicine providers to share with patients who care for someone with dementia.
UVM Family Medicine - South Burlington
dementia, Alzheimer's, caregiver
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Fernan, John E., "Supporting Caregivers of Patient with Dementia" (2022). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 790.