Caregiver Assessment and Support

Caregiver Assessment and SupportWelcome to seventh chapter in the course "Team Based Palliative Care Essentials for Parkinson's Disease". This chapter provides an overview of caregiver needs and support.

The goals of this chapter are to list the challenges for caregivers of People with Parkinson's (PWP), list evaluation tools to identify caregiver strain, understand the impact of caregivers on PWP outcomes and the impact of caregiving, and list interventions that can help caregivers of PWP.

After completing this course, feel free to take a break and come back later or move to the next chapter. 




Introduction to Caregiver Assessment and Support

Challenges for Caregivers

Assessing Caregiver Strain

Caregiver Impact

Interventions for Caregivers

Chapter Seven Quiz



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Janis Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FAAN

Director, Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program and Co-Director, the Complex Neurologic Symptoms Clinic,
Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Medicine Professor, University of Alberta, University of Rochester

Dr. Miyasaki completed her training and movement disorders fellowship at the University of Toronto. After being on faculty for 16 years, she joined the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Currently, Janis is the Director of the Parkinson and Movement Disorders Program and the Co-Director of the Neuropalliative and Advanced Symptom Management Clinic, the Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine. She started the first neurologist-led Palliative care for Parkinson disease program in 2007. Since then, she has published broadly and spoken internationally on neuropalliative care.


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Welcome to the seventh course in your Team-Based Palliative Care journey. This is course seven of ten. You can either register for this individual chapter, or for the entire Team-based Palliative Care Essentials course.

Once you register, you can enter this chapter, download the course materials, watch the educational videos, complete the quiz, and move to the next chapter.