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Lecture Series: Family Caregiving in the US: Research, Policy, and Future Directions with Dr. Richard Schulz

January 23 @ 6:00 pm

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. Adults $5, Teachers & students free.

More than 17 million family and friends provide unpaid care to older adults.  The value of this “free” care exceeds $500 billion annually. This talk examines the emergence of  caregiving as a major public health issue in the US.  We review the nature of the caregiving experience, how it has changed over time, it’s impact on  family/friends, and strategies for mitigating the negative health effects of caregiving on both caregivers and their care recipients. The speaker will review some of his own research in this area and it’s impact in shaping national policy on family caregiving .

Richard Schulz resides in Bend. He served as Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh for more than 30 years.  He has been a leading contributor to the research on adult development and aging, with particular emphasis on the research and policy regarding family caregiver. His research has focused on the effects of disabling late life illnesses on patients and their families and strategies for mitigating the adverse health effects of caregiving. This body of work is reflected in publications which have appeared in major medical, psychology, and aging journals in the US.  He is also author of numerous books, including three on family caregiving. He served as chairman of the National Institute of Medicine Committee that issued the national caregiving policy recommendations currently being implemented in the US.

6:00 – 7:00 social hour with light fare, beer and wine available for purchase.
7:00 – 8:00 lecture.

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