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Dementia is on the rise: Caregiver’s are the “silent victims.” This workshop will provide an overview on mental health implications of caregiver burden and role transition. Mental health of caregivers will be explored through the lens of stress theory, role theory, grounded optimism, grief, communication skills, and coping skills. The need for help and support that individual and family interventions provide may improve the quality of life for the caregiver, which in turn may improve the quality of life for the care recipient. Specific mental disorders that will be covered include depression, anxiety, and substance use. With the movement of “aging in place,” there is an inevitable need to address the currently rising needs of caregivers
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