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Mental and Behavioral Health and Aging
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Often caregiver assume that mental health issues, such as depression, are a normal part of aging. That assumption is wrong. However, there are as many as 8.4 million family caregivers in the US supporting those living with emotional or mental health conditions (2016 On Pins & Needles: Caregivers of Adults With Mental Illness Study). These caregivers face unique challenges that can cause a heavier burden of care and higher stress levels than a typical family caregiver.
This month's webinar will overview mental health caregiving and a new resource for family caregivers called "Circle of Care" that was developed by the National Alliance for Caregiving in partnership with National Alliance on Mental Illness.