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Continuing Education Units Webinar

Title Caregiving in the Remarried and Stepfamily Context: Implications for Practice and Intervention
Date Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Time 10:00 AM Pacific (1:00 PM Eastern)
Cost Free
Credit Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*
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Caring for an aging parent or spouse can present many challenges and difficulties, and family dynamics have the potential to complicate caregiving further. This is particularly true when the aging adult requiring care has remarried.

To provide optimal care, members of the care team must consider the unique family dynamic of each patient or client. In some cases, remarried partners and adult stepchildren have fully blended families and see one another as “family.” In other instances, family members have not thoroughly blended, which can present unique challenges in caregiving.

In this timely and practical webinar for the multidisciplinary care team, Carey Wexler Sherman, Ph.D., will provide an overview of elder care in the remarried and stepfamily context, including these patients’ unique challenges and considerations. Additionally, Dr. Sherman will offer strategies to the care team to identify and overcome challenges posed by family dynamics, and will examine case studies to help put these learnings into practice.

Participants will be able to:

  • List potential challenges facing elder care in the remarried and stepfamily context
  • Implement strategies to identify challenges facing individual patients or clients resulting from family dynamics
  • Develop and/or participate in a care plan that is sensitive to challenges posed by family dynamics


About the Presenter:

Carey Wexler Sherman, Ph.D.

Carey Wexler Sherman, Ph.D.

Carey Wexler Sherman, Ph.D., conducts translational research focusing on dementia family caregiving. Dr. Sherman is an elected Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and co-author of the Savvy Caregiver© program, a national leader in evidence-based intervention for dementia caregivers. With funding from the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging, Dr. Sherman has conducted the first studies on family dynamics associated with dementia family caregiving in the late-life remarried caregivers and stepfamily context. After working as a research scientist at the University of Michigan for 12 years, Dr. Sherman founded a consulting firm to support organizations and individuals on dementia care strategies, and best practice and Savvy-related implementation efforts.

* This webinar is designed for professionals and family caregivers. Eligible professionals can claim ONE FREE CE credit within 60 days of the live webinar by attending the live event or watching the recorded program. Your credit will be emailed within 30 days of survey submission.

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