Caregiver training uses patient simulators to teach coping skills

10/17/2013 |

A training program at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto uses role playing to show caregivers how to cope with symptoms experienced by Alzheimer's patients and how to address their needs. The 10-week course is taught by professionals, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist, and uses patient simulators to help caregivers learn to deal with the burdens of around-the-clock care.

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