Dementia: The Experience of the Male Caregiver

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN)

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Includes complimentary CEUs

This webinar is based on a workshop that was presented at the 2016 Aging in America Conference.

This web seminar will discuss findings from an ongoing review of recent literature examining male caregivers of individuals with dementia, including the prevalence of male caregiving, unique challenges and protective factors, plus common coping strategies. The web seminar will include implications for professionals working with this population as well as those interested in understanding the male caregiver role.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Discuss the unique challenges faced by male caregivers caring for individuals with dementia;
  • List research suggesting caregiver burden is lower in males than in females, and that more research is needed to understand why; and,
  • Understand the importance of social support in the caregiver role, and the roadblocks men often face in seeking out support.


Amber Rook-Phenis recently graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Central Texas with an M.A in Counseling and will begin a Ph.D. program in counseling psychology at Texas Woman’s University in the fall.
Megan Keith is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder, in the process of getting her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.