Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 8:00am to 9:00am

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The Importance of Stress Adaptation for Healthy Aging: The Case of Family Caregivers
Kathi Heffner, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Psychiatry, URMC

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:
1. Identify the impact of chronic stressors, including caregiving for a family member with dementia, on accelerated aging.
2. Describe biopsychosocial underpinnings of stress adaptation and resilience being tested in clinical trials.
3. Apply evidence-based interventions to promoting informal and formal caregivers’ stress resilience and well-being

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