In today’s episode host Raj Shah, MD is joined by Susan Frick, MSW, LSW, Social Worker, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, to engage in a candid conversation with caregiver Katrina about her experience with the diagnosis and management of her husband’s dementia. This is the first episode in The Brain Trust Caregiver Miniseries which addresses issues faced by caregivers dealing with the cognitive decline of their loved ones. The discussion centers on diagnosis, management, and the crucial role a primary care physician plays to enable an integrated approach of support for caregivers of patients with ADRD.
When the familiar fabric of life begins to unravel with the onset of Alzheimer’s, it falls on the shoulders of caregivers like Katrina Miller to reweave a sense of normalcy. Ms. Miller grants us access to her world, sharing the profound challenges and unexpected joys found in her role as her husband’s caregiver.
1. Identify one challenge caregivers experience in seeking a primary care evaluation.
2. Describe one desire from care partners regarding improving early diagnosis and detection.
Host: Raj Shah, MD. Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University
Guests: Susan Frick, MSW, LSW, Social Worker, Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and Katrina Miller, Caregiver
TBT Ep 19 Transcript
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