Full course description




Self-Paced 40 Minutes





What you'll learn:

The Empirically-based Treatments for Caregivers of Older Adults with Alzheimer’s disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) learning module is derived from observation, practical experience and established best-practices. As part of the Empowering Potential for Caregivers series this learning module addresses the needs of the growing and diverse population of Family Caregivers. The module is presented with the focus on interprofessional training of faculty and health professional trainees within academic training settings. Emphasize is on cultural competency and engagement, and the recruitment and support of minority healthcare providers. The information provided may also be of interest to patients, caregivers and their families. This module can be reviewed as many times as you like.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify key impacts of family caregiving for individuals impacted by ADRD.
  • Provide an overview of empirically-based treatments for caregivers of older adults with ADR.
  • Describe key strategies found to help reduce caregiver distress.

Who is this course designed for:

Nurses and healthcare providers in clinical and academic settings

Funding for the development of this series was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP28721, Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. © 2017

About the instructor

David Coon, Ph.D.

Dr. David Coon is associate vice provost for research collaborations and professor in ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation. He is also a fellow in the Gerontological Society of America. His research interests include design, evaluation, and translation of effective psychosocial interventions for midlife and older adults facing chronic illness (e.g., Alzheimer's disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS) and their family caregivers.

His service affiliations include: Alzheimer's Association (Arizona/Southern Nevada Chapter - Desert Southwest Chapter), Co-Chair, Program Committee (2008 - Present); Alzheimer's Association (Arizona/Southern Nevada Chapter - Desert Southwest Chapter) Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee, Member (2007 - Present); Governor’s (Arizona) Advisory Council on Aging, Social, Health & Alzheimer's Committee, Member and Member of Informal Caregiver Subcommittee (2007 - Present); Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Consortium, Diversity Committee (2005 - Present).